President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a condolence message to the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye over the death of his son, Pastor Dare.
The President in a message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina urged the RCCG leader to find solace in God.
Buhari also extended the condolence message to Adeboye’s family and RCCG members worldwide.
It will be recalled that Pastor Dare Adeboye died without prior symptoms of sickness and was never on medication.
Dare who pastored one of the RCCG branches in Abuja was said to have officiated on Sunday and retired to his bed after church. He reportedly warned that he should not be disturbed during his rest.
Naija News understands that Adeboye passed away at the age of 42.
Buhari’s condolence message titled ‘President Buhari commiserates with Pastor Adeboye on death of son’ reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari extends deepest sympathies to the family of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, on the passing of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
“Also commiserating with members of the RCCG on the demise of the Assistant Pastor in charge of Region (Youth) 35, President Buhari urges them to find comfort in the teachings of the Holy Scriptures that those who have chosen to serve God faithfully will see Him as He is in eternity.
“The President prays God Almighty to grant the departed rest in His everlasting kingdom and comfort grieving family, friends and associates.”
Meanwhile, a man identified as Sadiq Oloyo was on Thursday morning killed and many others injured after violence broke out at the Gengere area of Mile 12 in Kosofe, Lagos.
Oloyo, the police said, was stabbed to death by one Aliyu Shuaibu around 1am, which led to a reprisal by thugs loyal to him.
It was gathered that Thursday’s violence that saw hoodlums attacking motorists and commuters around the Mile 12 stretch of Ikorodu Road, was one of series of clashes recorded in the neighbourhood since last week.
Unconfirmed reports claimed at least five persons have been killed, including two from Thursday’s clash, since warring groups started engaging in street fights last Friday.