Eight kidnapped members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Kaduna state have been freed.
The General Overseer of RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye who revealed this via his verified Twitter handle on Thursday said, “Today I got the exciting news that our brethren who were in captivity of Kidnappers have all been released and taken to the Hospital for checkup and tests. Glory be to Jesus.
“We pray for lasting peace in all troubled regions of the country in Jesus name.”
Meanwhile, the public Relations Officer of the Kaduna Province of the RCCG, Alao Joseph, told the media that the church members were kidnapped by bandits at about 7 pm on Friday 26th March along Kachia Road.
He said the abductors had established contact with the leadership of the church, demanding N50 million ransom.
Alao explained that the bandits whisked away the church members and abandoned the bus they were travelling with. “The church has contacted security agencies over the incident with the hope that they will help in securing the immediate rescue of the members,” he said. It is not known whether from Pastor Adeboye tweets RCCG paid the N50 million ransom.