There was panic at a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God at Santos bus stop in the Isawo, Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Sunday after some gunmen walked in and abducted the pastor during the service.
It was learnt that the pastor, identified only as Bajomo, was whisked away by the gunmen, who came to the church as if they were new members.
Punch correspondent learnt 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.
A witness, who identified herself only as Esther, said the gunmen wore attractive clothes as if they had come for the church service.
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.