Ogun: Gunmen Kill RCCG Pastor, Abduct 7 Worshipers

A branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Abule-Ori, Ogun State, has reportedly fallen victim to an attack by unknown gunmen. Tragically, the Pastor was killed, and seven worshippers were abducted.

Soji Ganzallo, Commander of the Ogun State government’s security outfit, So-Safe Corps, verified the occurrence. He reported that his officers executed a rescue mission, saving the seven church members, and managed to eliminate one of the kidnappers in the process.

Moruf Yusuf, Director of Information and Public Relations of So-Safe, issued a statement to newsmen in Abeokuta, stating that the incident took place at about 12am on Saturday, July 1.

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Ganzallo said ‘the special operation team of the Corps, Owode-Egba Zonal Command, under ACC Jimoh Rasaki Omoniyi, received a distress call that some members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Desires of Nations Parish, under Ogun Province 22, Abule-Ori in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area were attacked during a vigil, while seven members of the church were kidnapped and the pastor killed.’

Highlighting the urgency of the situation, he stated that the Corps’ officers were charged with apprehending the suspects and ensuring the unhurt rescue of the kidnapped victims. He affirmed, ‘the officers swung into action immediately.’

Ganzallo further revealed that the diligent efforts of the corps produced a positive outcome as ‘the seven victims were rescued unhurt, while one of the kidnappers was killed and many of the suspects sustained serious injury during exchange of gun fire.’

He also stated that a combined team involving the Police and the So-Safe Corps is in pursuit of the escaping suspected kidnappers, with the objective of apprehending them alive

He further disclosed that the body of the deceased kidnapper, who was neutralized during the operation, has been transported to a nearby morgue, in line with the given information.

Africa Today News, New York

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