Ogun State, 07 July, 2023 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the Saturday, July 1 attack on worshipers at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in the country’s Ogun State.
Gunmen attacked the RCCG during a vigil on the night of July 1, reportedly killing the Pastor and abducting seven worshippers, who were later rescued.
“The attack on worshippers at the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Abule-Ori, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, is an assault on religious freedom in Nigeria,” CAN President, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, says in a Wednesday, July 5 statement.
The official of the entity that includes representatives of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) says they are mourning “the loss of the Pastor and condemn the kidnapping of worshippers who were simply exercising their religious freedom to worship.”
Archbishop Okoh commends security agencies for “their swift response to the incident and call for intensified efforts to apprehend all the perpetrators.”