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A Pastor attached to the Redeemed Christian Church of God at Santos bus stop in the Isawo, Ikorodu, Lagos State, was on Sunday, July 24, 2016, abducted by some unknown gunmen during service.

The pastor, identified only as Bajomo, was reportedly whisked away by the gunmen, who came to the church as if they were new members.

Information has it that the pastor, who was abducted around 7am, was the first to reach the parish and was preparing for a workers’ meeting which usually preceded the Sunday service.

It was gathered that when the other members arrived at the church, the pastor was nowhere to be found.

An eyewitness, who identified herself only as Esther, said the gunmen were dressed in attractive clothes as if they had come for the church service.

“The pastor came earlier around 7am to prepare for a workers’ meeting. The shocking thing was that the men walked in quietly like new members,” she said.

“They dressed like people who had come to church. They had Bibles with them. They did not shoot or display any weapon. It was when they got to the pastor that they brought out their guns and ordered him to come with them.

“The pastor got to the church before anyone else and only three members had arrived before the abduction.

“We discovered after they had left that they were Ijaw militants. They have taken away our pastor. Some members, after the incident, went to the pastor’s house to inform his family members.

“It is a sad occurrence in our area that residents are being abducted, raped, assaulted and even killed every day. It is a problem that has been left to become a calamity.

“I think the state government and the police really need to do something about these recurring incidents. We are at the mercy of the Ijaw boys.” She added.

Pastor Segun Adegbiji, the RCCG head, Media and Public Relations, confirmed the abduction, adding that the church would invite God’s anger on those who troubled its members and pastors.

“RCCG will not take abduction or murder of our pastors and members any more,” Adegbiji said.

“We like to warn murderers and abductors that God will show up with anger and fire. He will consume them speedily.” He added.

This is coming a day after a female RCCG preacher, who was murdered by some unknown extremists in the suburbs of Abuja, was buried on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

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