Pastor Abducted While Preaching in Nigeria

05/16/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Morning Star News reports that Pastor Otamayomi Ogedengbe of Deeper Life Bible Church was abducted on Monday, May 10th, by suspected Fulani militants.

According to the report, Pastor Ogedengbe was taken away at gunpoint while conducting a bible study at his church in Akure, Ondo state.

“The armed men shot their way into the church’s building where the program was being held and took him away with a gun pointed at his head,” The pastors wife told Morning Star News.

The gunmen called Ogedengbe’s family members three days later, demanding a 30-million-naira ($73,600) ransom for his release.

“The herdsmen entered into the church’s auditorium and went straight to Pastor Ogendengbe, who was preaching from the altar,” a church member told Morning Star News, “They ordered us to lie down on the floor while taking away the pastor.”