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OGUN: Gunmen storm Obafemi Owode church, kill pastor, abduct worshippers

GUNMEN invaded a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) at Abule-Ori in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, killing a pastor and abducting some worshippers.

Commander of the State So-Safe Corps, Soji Ganzallo, confirmed the incident this morning.

He said his officers rescued the seven church members and killed one of the kidnappers during the operation.

In a statement signed by the So-Safe Director of Information and Public Relations, Moruf Yusuf, Ganzallo was quoted as saying that the incident occurred at about 12am on Saturday, July 1.

Ganzallo said “the special operation team of the Corps, Owode-Egba Zonal Command, under ACC Jimoh Rasaki Omoniyi, received a distress call that some of the members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Desires of Nations Parish, under Ogun Province 22, Abule-Ori in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area were attacked during a vigil, while seven members of the church were kidnapped and the pastor killed.”

According to him, officers of the Corps were charged to go after the suspects as to rescue the victims unhurt, stating that “the officers swung into action immediately.”

Ganzallo further disclosed that the efforts of the corps yielded a positive result as “the seven victims were rescued unhurt while one of the kidnappers was killed and many of the suspects sustained serious injury during a fire exchange.”

He added that the joint team of the police and the So-Safe Corps have launched a manhunt for the fleeing suspected kidnappers.

He noted that the body of the dead kidnapper had been deposited in a nearby morgue.

1 Comment
  1. Avatar of mickykarim
    mickykarim says

    IT WILL BE WELL WITH THE CHURCH IF AND WHEN THE LEADSERS STAYS CLEAR AND AWAY FROM THE MESSY MURKY WATERS OF THE Nigerian POLITICS.

    The leadership must remain in the vineyard where their calling is, supposedly.

    Their menacing unwholesome interventions in the Nigeran politics portends all but sanity and respect for the church

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