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Islamic group Issue Strong message to Nigerians over abduction of RCCG pastors

An Islamic group, concern for Muslim rights (MURIC), reacted to the kidnapping of five pastors of the Church of Christian God Redeemed by unknown gunmen.

Recall that the General Supervisor of the RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, announced the kidnapping of clerics in the Redeemed Camp along the Lagos-Ibadan Highway.

Reacting in a statement signed and sent to Gistok on Saturday by its Executive Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, the group urged Nigerians to pray for the safe return of the shepherds.

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The statement says: “We are deeply distressed by this unpleasant development. We empathize with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Supervisor of the RCCG. We urge Nigerians to join Pastor Adeboye in prayer for the fast and safe return of abducted pastors.

“Our call to prayers is for all Nigerians, regardless of their religion or tribe. We are one of Adam and Adam was of ordinary sand. It must be humanity first. Let’s join in the prayers. A nation that prays together remains united.

“In particular, we beg Nigerian Muslims who are currently on pilgrimage (hajj) to add the safe return of the five shepherds to their prayer points. We call on those among them who are already in Makkah to perform a special tawaaf (Ka’abah beltway) and Sa’y to ask the Almighty Allah to intervene in the plight of the shepherds. Those who are still in Medina are urged to offer two Rak’ ahs each in the Prophet’s Mosque (SAW) for the same purpose.

“Besides, we call on all Muslim Asalatu groups in Nigeria to devote time to special prayers for the five pastors during their Asalatu sessions tomorrow Sunday, August 4, 2019. They should pray to Allah to stop the wave of crime in our country.

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“This is not the time to blame the game. Those who focus on blaming the government and security agencies chase shadows. They have lost the substance. The reality is that security is the responsibility of all of us. These kidnappers grew up in some families. This is undoubted evidence of the collapse of family values. Greed has supplanted self-satisfaction, and immorality has displaced self-discipline in our homes.

“In our concluding observations, we affirm that our hearts are with the families of abducted pastors. We are unfortunate. We share your fears and fears. However, we ask everyone to be encouraged and secure in faith. We are with them every inch of the way. They should not lose hope while the nation prays for them. We are sure that the five pastors will return home unharmed. ”