Eight RCCG members kidnapped by gunmen in Kaduna

A report from Channels TV says that at least eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) have been kidnapped by bandits in Kaduna State.

The armed kidnappers were said to have abducted the church members on Friday evening while on transit along the Kachia Road in the southern part of the state.

The leader of the men’s fellowship of the church in the province, Elder Adaji, confirmed the abduction of their members to Channels Television on Saturday, while the officials in the state have yet to respond to the situation.

He explained that the abducted persons were on their way to Kachia for an evangelical outreach programme before their bus was attacked by the kidnappers.

According to sources from the church, the bandits stopped the bus carrying the church members and immediately transferred the eight passengers to their vehicle, and drove off to an unknown destination.

The church bus was said to have been abandoned on the road.

When contacted, the spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, said the police have yet to confirm the incident.

The kidnapping of the church members comes on the heels of the chains of attacks by bandits on various communities in Kaduna State.