The Nigeria Police on Saturday disclosed that its operatives have rescued one of the five pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) kidnapped on Thursday.
Naija News reports that the clergymen were abducted along the Ijebu-Ode axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on their way to attend the church’s Ministers’ Conference in Lagos from the south-east.
The shocking development was disclosed by the General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye on Friday during his message at the ongoing ministers’ conference holding the Redeemed Camp along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Adeboye who expressed sadness about the incident called for prayers from the congregation for the release of the abducted pastors.
The Ogun state police command had earlier identified the victims as Chidioze Eluwa, Chiemela Iroha, Okoro Ohowukwe, Ndubuizi Owuabueze, and Ibeleji Chidinma.
In a statement obtained by Naija News, police public relations officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the only woman among the RCCG officials had been rescued unhurt.
He said: “The Ogun state police command wishes to inform the general public that one of the kidnap victims Mrs Ibelegbo Chidinma the only woman amongst them has been rescued unhurt.
“The woman who is a Deaconess of The Redeem Christian church of God regained her freedom in the early hours of today 3rd of August 2019 and she is currently at the command’s headquarters in Abeokuta where an arrangement is being made to take her to the Redemption Camp.
“Efforts is on top gear to rescue the remaining victims as the kidnappers who kept them in separate locations were changing their locations from time to time within the forest.
“The command hereby wish to assure members of the public that the remaining victims will soon be rescued.”