8 RCCG Members And 39 Students Kidnapped In Kaduna Still In Captivity


Amid continued confinement of 39 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State 17 days after they were abducted by armed bandits.

On Friday, a group of RCCG members were kidnapped on their way to Kafanchan in Kaduna State.

In response to questions, Rev (Dr) John Joseph Hayab, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, May, Kaduna State, confirmed the kidnapping, adding that eight Christians were abducted.

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Despite the fact that the authorities have yet to issue a response, one Eje Kenny Faraday wrote on his Facebook page that “all the passengers in this bus have been kidnapped along Kachia Road KM 63 from Kaduna” (sic).

Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, the RCCG’s Head of Media and Public Relations, confirmed the incident to journalists.

When contacted about the abduction, Rev (Dr) John Joseph Hayab, Chairman of CAN in Kaduna State, confirmed it, saying the RCCG members were abducted near Doka on the Kachia-Kafanchan Highway on Friday evening.

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He said he received the details earlier this week when an unknown number called him on Friday, and that he was informed that the gunmen had abducted more than eight worshippers.

8 RCCG Members Kidnapped in Kaduna 

A credible source and official of the church confirmed the report. He said,

“They were 8 in the bus. They were going to Kachia in preparation for the Let’s Go a Fishing Easter programme. Gunmen took them out of the bus and put them in their own operational vehicle. They have yet to contact the church.

State Police PRO, Mohammed Jalige, said he was still making enquiries on the incident. He said, “I have contacted our officers along that axis. Actually, we have 3 divisions in that area.

I have responses from 2 DPOs, who said they were not aware of the incident. I am just waiting for the response of the 3rd DPO. When I get it, I will let you know.” RCCG Head of Media and Public Relations, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, did not answer calls to his mobile, which rang several times.

 

8 RCCG Members Kidnapped in Kaduna 

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