Reno-Omokri attacks Pastor Adeboye over kidnap of RCCG pastors

A former presidential aide Reno Omokri has faulted the latest statement credited to the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye who called for prayer after five of his pastors were kidnapped by gunmen.

The kidnap of the RCCG pastors was officially confirmed on Thursday by Pastor Adeboye at the ongoing ministers’ conference holding at the Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The pastors were on their way to attend the ministers’ conference before they were kidnapped by gunmen along the Ijebu-Ode axis.

The man of God in his message said, “As a father, how do you think I should feel to hear that five of my children have been kidnapped while on their way to attend the Ministers Conference?”


But Omokri faulted Adeboye’s call for prayer, saying the RCCG GO refused to speak when innocent Nigerians were affected by the same menace.

He said, “Sir, if you had spoken PUBLICLY when ordinary Nigerians were kidnapped, maybe your ‘children’ wouldn’t have been abducted.”

Some Nigerians have also pounced on the man of God, alleging that he is a member of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).



One Twitter user specifically referred to October 11, 2010 Vanguard publication when Pastor Adeboye was reportedly behind the collection of signature of its members that would partake in a planned one million-man protest rally against the spate of insecurity in Nigeria at the time.

The report had quoted Adeboye as saying, “we cannot afford to celebrate, clinking glasses and congratulating each other when a horrendous decimation of the most vulnerable is picking up a pace and our stock of human capital heading for the abyss.

“As we mark our 50th anniversary as an independent nation, we are faced with the emergence of kidnapping as the latest Nigerian nightmare and one of the most serious threats to our common well being, no one is safe.”

The pastor had been criticised in the past for not speaking against the spate of insecurity under the ruling APC.