Eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church’s evangelism team, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna have been kidnapped.
The captives, from Kaduna Province 1, were reportedly going to Kafanchan for a church activity.
In a Facebook post, an eyewitness, Eje Kenny Faraday, said he narrowly escaped being a victim. He shared the photo of the empty RCCG vehicle.
“All passengers in the bus are just kidnapped along Kachia Road, Km 63 from Kaduna,” he wrote.
The inscription on the bus reads, “The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna.”
The actual number of the victims is not known yet. The Police command in Kaduna is expected to provide an update today.
A statement from an eyewitness driver made available to journalists read in part: “Eight members of the evangelism team of the Redeemed Christian Church, Trinity Sanctuary Kaduna, were kidnapped this evening on their way to do evangelism in Southern Kaduna. They were kidnapped after passing Kachia.
“My contact called to tell me about the kidnap. He was told by an eyewitness, a driver in his neighbourhood, who said that he narrowly escaped being kidnapped but that the RCCG members’ bus must have been apprehended because they were following him.
“To confirm the story, shortly after my contact called me, a sister, who is a member of the Middle Belt Prayer Group, informed me that members of her church ( the RCCG) were kidnapped this evening on their way to Southern Kaduna.
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