Redeemed Christian Church members abducted in Kaduna

Another kidnap incident has taken place in Kaduna on Friday evening, this time it involved members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

The gunmen who carried out the act are suspected to be bandits operating in the Northwest region.

Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, the Head, Media and Public Relations of RCCG, confirmed the abduction to Tribune.

As at the time of going to the press, the spokesman said the kidnappers were yet to contact the church or the family members.

The captives, from Kaduna Province 1, were reportedly going to Kafanchan for a church activity.

In a Facebook post, an eyewitness, Eje Kenny Faraday, said he narrowly escaped being a victim. He shared the photo of the empty RCCG vehicle.

“All passengers in the bus are just kidnapped along Kachia Road, Km 63 from Kaduna,” he wrote.

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The inscription on the bus reads, “The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna.”

The actual number of the victims is not known yet. The Police command in Kaduna is expected to provide an update today.

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