Communique Issued At The End of The Bishops And Wives Retreat At Bariga LagosJanuary 18, 2023
- NGOZI ADIGHIBE
- September 22, 2015
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I am Mrs. Chiwendu Onuoha, the wife of the Bishop of Arochukwu/Ohiafia in Abia State. On the 25th of April around 9.45 pm, some young men came to our house and robbed the entire house before abducting me. They took me to a faraway forest and demanded a 60 million naira ransom. They later reduced the ransom to 30 million naira and then finally to 10 million naira insisting that they have information that my husband, the Bishop, can afford such amount of money, hence their insistence on 10 million naira ransom.
Prayers were held for me everywhere and I did not hold my peace either. I kept calling upon God and He showed up miraculously to prove himself. Eventually, I was released without paying more than 1.5 million naira. The fact remains that it was not the ransom that made them release me because they actually insisted on taking 10 million naira. It was God’s miraculous intervention that secured my release.
I want to call on believers everywhere to always be fully dependent on God in whatever situation they find themselves. God is always present to help us in times of need, provided we can wholly rely on Him. The summary of my experience in the hands of my abductors is just that God shows up to save and deliver his people whenever they are in distress.