- The recently rescued RCCG members would soon be reunited with thier families
- Pastor Enoch Adeboye expressed joy that the church members have been released
- The religious leader prayed for peace in Nigeria
The members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) who were abducted in Kaduna state have been released.
The general overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Thursday, April 8, confirmed the release of his church members via a tweet.
The pastor, who described the report as good news, disclosed that the released members are currently undergoing medical checks at a hospital.
''Today I got the exciting news that our brethren who were in captivity of kidnappers have all been released and taken to the Hospital for checkup and tests. Glory be to Jesus. We pray for lasting peace in all troubled regions of the country in Jesus name.’’
Legit.ng had reported that the members of RCCG, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna, were attacked on March 26 near Doka along the Kachia-Kafanchan Road, on their way to a programme.
The victims were on the church bus travelling for a programme when they were attacked
A Facebook user, Eje Kenny Faraday, broke the news on his page with a picture of the white vehicle on the evening of Friday, March 26.
Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has said that the state government would soon secure the freedom of the abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in the Igabi local government area of the state.
Channels TV reported that El-Rufai stated this on Wednesday, April 7, while receiving five of the 39 students abducted by bandits who invaded the school on March 11.
Legit.ng gathered that the students were reunited with their parents after the troops rescued them on Monday, April 5.
In another news, a former Head of State, Abdusalami Abubakar, said the proliferation of weapons in the country has led to over 80,000 deaths and close to 3million Internal Displaced Persons (IDP).
Premium Times reported that Abubakar made the statement on Wednesday, April 7, during a meeting of the National Peace Committee (NPC) in Abuja.
He stated that the Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, rising poverty among others, were challenges that the country must find a way to resolve.