Numerous Nigerians are now free from the church and waiting for the 'Second Coming in Ondo'

Police in Nigeria have saved 77 people including children from a church in Ondo, south-western Nigeria.

Numerous Nigerians are now free from the church and waiting for the 'Second Coming in Ondo'

Police in Nigeria have saved 77 people including children from a church in Ondo, south-western Nigeria.

Some are thought to have been there for several months.

According to a police spokesperson, many had been warned to expect the Second Coming in April by Jesus Christ and had left school to witness it.

After a mother reported that her children had disappeared, she believed they were in the church. The raid took place.

Police said they are investigating a mass abduction following the raid on the Whole Bible Believers Church, Valentino in Ondo Town.

David Anifowoshe (the pastor of the Pentecostal church) and his deputy were arrested. The victims have been taken into custody by the authorities.

"Preliminary investigations revealed that one Pastor Josiah Peter Asumosa was an assistant pastor in church. He told members that Rapture would take place in April but then changed it to September 2022. He told young members to follow only their parents in God's will," Funmilayo Odunlami, a police press officer.

She added that police had saved 26 children, eight teens, and 43 adults.

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ is a Christian belief that Jesus Christ will return after his Biblical ascension into Heaven. Rapture refers to the belief that Christians will be taken to Heaven at The Second Coming.

Since the attack on another church, Christians have felt anxiety.

On 6 June, at least 50 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a bombing attack on the St Francis Catholic Church in Owo.

Federal authorities suspect that the Islamic State West Africa Province is responsible for the execution of the massacre.

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