Twenty-five members of the Christ Apostolic Church, CAC, Oke Igan in Akure, Ogun State who were traveling for a burial at Ifon Ose Local Government Area of the State have been abducted.
The worshippers who were mostly choristers were abducted on Friday at the notorious roads Ose LGA which had been known for incessant kidnapping.
Speaking to the News-Gazette on Saturday, a church member who pleaded to be kept anonymous said their vehicle was stopped and they were marched to the bush.
“The twenty-five of them (worshippers) were inside the bus traveling through Ifon road when the gunmen stopped their vehicle and marched them inside the bush.”
Confirming the incident in a statement to reporters, the Ondo police spokesperson, Funmi Odunlami-Omisanya, said the kidnapping happened around the Elegbeka area of Ifon on Friday afternoon.
Mrs Odunlami-Omisanya revealed that the police through its anti-kidnapping squad and other tactical units are now on the trail of the kidnappers with the promise to rescue the worshippers.
“The incident happened Friday afternoon, the police were informed that a Church bus with the Inscription CAC was abandoned around the Elegbeka area and there are also 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 added.