The Ogun state police command says they have rescued the 4 other pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God from their captors.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun state, Abimbola Oyeyemi while addressing a press conference said” The remaining four victims have been rescued unhurt by men of Ogun state police command. ‘’They were rescued unhurt from their abductors after the command earlier rescued Mrs Ibelegbo Chidinma, a deaconess of RCCG. The pastors have been identified as: Chidioze Eluwa, Chiemela Iroha, Okoro Ohowukwe, Ndubuizi Owuabueze, and Ibeleji Chidinma
Meanwhile President Buhari has also sent condolences to the Catholic Church over the killing of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, the Priest of St. James Greater Parish Catholic Church, Ugbawka, Enugu State President Buhari in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu expressed deep shock and dismay over the killing of another priest, ordering a thorough manhunt for the killers and their immediate prosecution.
The President commiserated with government and people of Enugu State, family of Rev Fr. Offu and members of the parish and all Christians. Describing the killing of the priest as “barbaric and unwarranted’’, President Buhari assured the Catholic Church and all Nigerians that the fight against “lawlessness and recklessness’’ will be intensified as security of lives and property continues to top his priorities.
According to Buhari, “The entire nation is shaken by the horrible assassination of this priest. The administration will continue to guarantee the freedom of religion and protect places of worship as well as the lives of citizens wherever they live.”