Saturday 30 September 2023

Gunmen Strike on Ifon Road, Ondo State, Abduct Several Worshippers


Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted at least 25 members of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Oke Igan in Akure, Ondo state capital.

It was gathered that the victims were travelling for a burial programme when the attackers struck on the notorious Ifon road in the Ose Local Council Area of the state, at the late hours of Friday.

A source confirmed the incident to Journalists on Saturday morning

The source, who is also a member of the church, said the worshippers were mostly choir members.

“At least twenty-five of them were in the bus travelling for the burial programme en route to Ose LGA. They were abducted by the armed men and their bus was abandoned by the roadside,” he said.

The public relations officer of Police Command in Ondo, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday.

“The incident happened yesterday (Friday), the police were informed that a Church Bus with the Inscription CAC was abandoned around the Elegbeka area and there are suspicions that the passengers in the vehicle were kidnapped.

But we are already on the trail of the kidnappers with the view to rescue the abducted victims. Our men from the Anti-kidnapping squad are combing the bush already,” she said.

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