Nigerian Pastor Kidnap

On January 25, a group of gunmen kidnapped David Onubedo, the pastor of Kogi state’s Deeper Life Bible
Church, following a Bible study. Pastor Onubedo’s captors also demanded 50 million naira as a ransom.
In addition to the recent kidnappings, a pastor was shot and wounded on January 24 as he was delivering a
sermon before his congregation in Bayelsa. This violence raises suspicions about the origin of the attackers
because Kogi state and Bayelsa are located in southern Nigeria, much farther south than Boko Haram’s usual area of
operation. However, the targeted nature of this persecution raises questions as to the true influence and reach
that Boko Haram has in southern Nigeria.

Published by Julian Kennedy

Bus pass carrying 65 year old disciple of Jesus Christ. Member of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church, Ballymena. Married to Marianna. Son Joseph at home. Two daughters Marie Isabel and Kirsty in England. Enjoys keeping fit, watching track and field, nature and nature documentries. Got hip replacement on Saturday 5th April 2014 awaiting major surgery to re-align right knee. Blessed in the Covenant love of God in Christ. Retired Emergency Medicine Specialty Doctor.

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