…As Bishop, Wife Are Kidnapped
By Wole Adedeji, Ilorin
The Kwara Province of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s security agencies to end the growing kidnapping and killings in the country as quickly as possible.
The church’s call was coming on the heels of the kidnap of one of her Bishops, Rt. Rev Oluseye Aderogba, the Bishop of Jebba Diocese, who was abducted with his wife and driver by unknown gunmen on Sunday on the Oyo-Ogbomoso highway.
Arch-Bishop of Kwara Province, His Grace, the Most Rev. Israel O. Amoo, in a signed statement in Ilorin, bemoaned the incessant killing, abduction and outright kidnapp of innocent Nigerians in the country in recent time.
He called on President Buhari, GCFR, the Inspector General of Police, and the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State to work towards the immediate and unconditional release of the kidnapped Bishop.
The Bishop was reported to have been kidnapped with his wife and driver while returning to Jebba in Kwara State from an Episcopal engagement at Yewa area of Ogun State on Sunday.
Arch Bishop Amoo said, “The primary duty of government is securing lives and properties; the alarming rate of kidnapping and other criminal activities in Nigeria is worrisome. We implore the President and all the people in charge of the nation’s security architecture to stem the unfortunate tide.
“We urge all people of goodwill to pray for the quickest release of the Bishop, his wife and driver unharmed.”