A former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has launched a campaign, #FreeRCCGMembers to call for the release of abducted members and pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
Akelicious had reported how bandits kidnapped eight RCCG members on their way for evangelism in the Southern Kaduna on Friday, March 26, 2021.
But in a video released on Wednesday, Omokri condemned the abduction of the evangelists and urged all Nigerians to join the campaign to mount pressure on the government to secure the release of the abductees.
The former aide knocked the federal government for failing to launch action for their release and berated the media for allegedly keeping quiet about the abduction.
He said: “On Friday, March 26, 2021, eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and their pastors were abducted in Kaduna.
“Five days later, today is Wednesday 31st of March, 2021, they’ve not been released.
The media has moved on, the government has forgotten about them and it is up to you and me to do something. We have got credible intelligence that we need to act now. And just imagine if it was you or members of your family, you would want the rest of us to do something, we can’t just abandon you.
“And just imagine if you were Muslim or Christian, no religion supports this. Christ said in Mathew 25:40 that “whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers, you do unto me.
”So, I’m calling you to do something for Christ. 6pm today, go on your social media platform, Facebook, ticktock, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, whatever it is, and put this hashtag #FreeRCCGmembers.
Let’s get this on the front bunner again. We can’t let this be a cold case because we will put pressure on the government to act. We do not want this to end sadly.
“My name is Reno Omokri and I urge you, join me 6pm today, don’t say “oh I’m doing something quietly. Scripture condemns hidden love in Proverbs 27:5. Let’s come out publicly and make sure that we put pressure on the government to get these people freed.