Insecurity: Kidnappers Invade Bishop Oyedepo’s Church, Abduct Members

Insecurity: Kidnappers Invade Bishop Oyedepo’s Church, Abduct Members

  • Some members of Living Faith Church have been kidnapped in a local government in Kogi state
  • The members were kidnapped during one of their rehearsals over the weekend according to a report
  • Meanwhile, members of the community where the incident occurred have been advised to limit their night activities

In another big blow to the security apparatus in Nigeria, some innocent citizens have once again been kidnapped. This time around, those abducted are three members of the Living Faith Church Worldwide.

They were kidnapped at Osara community along Lokoja-Okene road in Adavi local government council of Kogi state, Daily Trust reports.

According to reports, the criminals invaded the church when some of its members were rehearsing during the weekend.

Bishop David Oyedepo preaching
Kidnappers reportedly invaded the Living Faith Church Worldwide. Photo: Faith Abiola Oyedepo
Source: Facebook

LG chairman reacts to incident

The kidnapping was also confirmed by the chairman of Adavi local government council, Joseph Omuya Salami.

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He said:

“Even before now, we had a series of meetings with the people of Osara Community and entire farm center. And I told them to restrict every night activities for now, and whoever that want to hold any activity in the night should get appropriate quarters informed and also get their approval to ensure that adequate security is provided, but out of their disobedience, they chose otherwise."

Meanwhile, he advised residents of Osara to be security conscious and think about their own safety at all times.

However, the spokesperson of the Kogi state Police Command, CSP Williams Ovye Aya, neither picked calls nor replied to the text message sent to him over the incident.

Katsina lawmakers weep over insecurity in Buhari's home state

Meanwhile, reported that the sorry state of insecurity in Nigeria overcame two lawmakers in Katsina state who broke down in tears at a plenary deliberating over the issue which is afflicting many local government areas of the state.

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The two lawmakers who burst into tears are Alhaji Haruna Goma, representing Dandume constituency and Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed, representing Funtua constituency.

According to Goma, about 11 persons were killed in two communities of Dandume, while many were abducted recently.

On his part, Mohammed narrated how for the past 40 days, bandits attacked their communities daily, killing scores and kidnapping many.

Banditry: 17 Sokoto communities relocate to Niger Republic

Also, reported that over 50,000 residents of 17 communities in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state have relocated to the Niger Republic due to incessant bandits’ attacks.

According to the report, the information was disclosed by the member representing Sabon Birni North constituency at the Sokoto state House of Assembly, Aminu Almustapha Boza.

Boza said the villagers are currently taking refuge at Tudun Sunnah village, Gidan Runji local government in Maradi state of Niger Republic.

He further accused Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of not showing enough concern for the plight of his people, adding that efforts to reach the state governor have been difficult.


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