Crime and Security

Gunmen invade Ogun Church, abduct three worshippers

Gunmen invade Ogun Church, abduct three worshippers


Gunmen have invaded a church in the early hours of Sunday in Obada Oko in Ewekoro local government area of Ogun State and kidnapped three worshippers of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, along Railway station.

The victims whose names were given as Ifeoluwa Alani-Bello, Adebare Oduntan and Mary Oliyide, were said to have been taken away by the gunmen during a vigil in the church.

The abductors were said to have demanded for ransom of N6 million before they can be released.

At eyewitness narrated the incident,, “the incident took place at Cherubim & Seraphim Church, Ona-Ara, Oju-Irin in Obada Oko in the early hours of today (Sunday) during a night vigil held by the said church”.

Spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the state command anti-kidnapping unit has been dispatched to the area to partner with the Obada Oko Division of the police to rescue the victims.

According to him, it should also be noted that the police had also warned members of the public from having vigil and religious activities in areas considered to be isolated and that if at all such places of worship want to have programme, they should inform the police so that police patrol could be extended to such area and adequate security provided.

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