Pastor Bajomo of the Redeemed Christian Church of God at Santos bus stop in the Isawo, Ikorodu, Lagos State was on Sunday abducted by unknown gunmen suspected to be Niger Delta militants.
According to Punch, the pastor was whisked away by the gunmen, who came to the church as if they were new members.
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.
A witness, who identified herself only as Esther, said the gunmen wore attractive clothes as if they had come for the church service.
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She said, “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.
“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.
She appealed to Lagos State government to come to their aid: “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.
The Sunday service did not hold at the parish as a result of the pastor’s abduction.
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