Three worshippers were abducted after an armed group attacked a Cherubim and Seraphim church in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria.
The victims identified as Ifeoluwa Alani-Bello, Adebare Oduntan, and Mary Oliyide were taken away by the group during a vigil service early Sunday morning, Oct. 24, police said on Monday.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police spokesperson in the state, told HumAngle that following the incident, a rescue operation had been launched.
According to a report by Daily Trust, the kidnappers demanded a N6 million ransom.
When asked for confirmation of the demand, Oyeyemi declined to make any comment on it for “safety reasons.”
“The anti-kidnapping unit of the command has been dispatched to rescue the victims, I cannot reveal the details of the investigation,” the police spokesperson said.
Like most parts of the country, Ogun State has been experiencing a wave of kidnappings, despite the launch of a regional security outfit, Amotekun Network, to curb rising insecurity in the Southwest region.
HumAngle reported how four workers at the Obasanjo Farm were abducted by an armed gang on Sept. 9 in the state and were later released 48 hours after they reportedly paid the ransom.
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