Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), on Tuesday, met with Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.
The meeting took place at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House in Kaduna the meeting was necessitated days after eight kidnapped RCCG members were freed.
It will be recall that Creekvibes News Magazine report that, Pastor Adeboye had called for prayers for the release of 8 members of its evangelism team, Trinity Sanctuary parish, who were kidnapped on their way for evangelism in Southern Kaduna.
The meeting also came in the wake of comments made by El-Rufai stating that bandits have lost their rights to life under the constitution and must be wiped out.
He said this during a town hall meeting on national security organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture held in Kaduna.
He challenged security operatives to take the fight to the bandits in their hideouts.
This, he said, is the preferred option to end banditry in the country.
He said taking the battle to the bandits “will not only cripple the outlaws but will also reassure ordinary citizens, bolster the morale of the security agencies and provide an alternative focus for the energies that are being dissipated on fractious endeavours.
“These bandits have lost their right to life under our constitution and must be wiped out in their entirety. There is no other way to approach the current insurgency situation today as far as governmental action is concerned.
“Our security forces must collaborate to take the war to the bandits and terrorists, recover and restore the forest to enable our law-abiding citizens to engage in legitimate farming and livestock production.”