On Monday evening, Pastor Ogedengbe of the Deeper Life Christian Church was kidnapped inside the church by gunmen who arrived in a Toyota Corolla vehicle.
Yinka, the victim's wife, spoke out on Wednesday, pleading with Nigerians to assist in the release of her husband, claiming that the bandits had not approached the family for ransom.
Yinka described how her husband was kidnapped, she said thus;
"The hoodlums entered the premises of the church, took their time searching for her husband before forcibly taking him away."
She said that some church members attempted to track down the kidnappers, but that the kidnappers were shooting at random to scare people away.
“Monday was our Bible study day,” she said. We were just finishing up the Bible study when one of our brothers went to get the car key so he could better park it. Inside, he encountered a group of young men.
“He said the boys pushed him out of the vehicle, and he assumed they were trying to get the car back. They slapped him, and when they realized he wasn't the person they were looking for, they took him into the church and began looking for the person they were looking for.
“They recognized my husband and said he was the individual. They began shooting as soon as we stepped outside, and my husband was pulled into their vehicle. We pursued them down Irese Lane, but they opened fire on us. We decided to come to a halt because it was late. We haven't heard anything from them since then (kidnappers).
“May God grant me the ability to recover my husband. His parents raised him as an only child. Nigerians must assist in securing my husband's release.”
Bolaji Salami, the state commissioner of police, said he had ordered his men to save the pastor without damage.
News Source: The medium
Content created and supplied by: Ewriter (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More