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PASTOR CALLS FOR ?SPIRITUAL CAMPAIGN? AGAINST KIDNAPPING
« on: June 23, 2008, 01:13:47 PM »
The Senior Pastor in charge of the Living Faith Church, Imo State, Pastor Victor Bamgboye, has advocated a coordinated spiritual campaign against the incidence of kidnap-for-ransom in the state.

Speaking to journalists in Owerri on Sunday, Bambgoye said that it would be a thing of joy for spiritual leaders in the various churches across the state to view the trend from a spiritual perspective.

Bamgboye?s comment followed the recent kidnapping of the daughter of the immediate past Deputy Governor of the state, Chief Ebere Udeagu, by unknown gunmen in Owerri on Friday.

Investigation revealed that the first daughter of the former deputy governor, whose name Government House sources gave as Ada, is a student of the University of Abuja.

She was said to have visited Owerri early in the week and was seized by a group of kidnappers who are now demanding a huge ransom of N1bn was the father of the girl.

Bamgboye said that a physical approach to the challenge of hostage-taking for monetary purposes in the state would only culimnate in the undue politicisation of the sensitive matter.

He stressed that well- coordinated prayer sessions by all the churches remained the most effective means of tackling the sensitive security issue.

?It will be my greatest joy if all the spiritual leaders in the state will look at this incident as a spiritual matter and they will easily get to the root of it. This is because if you look at it only from the physical perspective, you might end up politicising it. If all the churches will take some time, at least once in a week, to pray against it, it will stop,? he said

He stated that those who were engrossed in the heinous seizure of fellow human beings for the purpose of extorting money from the relatives of abducted victims could only be made to have a change of mind through effective prayers rather than mere appeals.

Meanwhile, the former deputy governor could not be contacted to comment on the issue on Sunday as the calls placed to his mobile telephone indicated that it was either switched off or not reachable.

However, sources close to him said that the former candidate of the Democratic Peoples Party in the April 2007 governorship election in Imo State was not disposed to making any comment on the issue as he was devastated by the incident.

Also, the Police Public Relations Officer in charge of the Imo State Command, Mr. Linus Nwaiwu, said that the family had not formally reported the incident to the police.

He stated that since the incident reportedly occurred on Friday, the matter was likely be brought to the attention of the police on Monday (today).

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PASTOR CALLS FOR ?SPIRITUAL CAMPAIGN? AGAINST KIDNAPPING
« on: June 23, 2008, 01:13:47 PM »

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