Suspected kidnappers have struck again, causing palpable tension in Ondo state as they have abducted no fewer than 25 choir members of the Christ Apostolic Church, CAC, Oke Igan, Akure ,the state capital.
A woman identified as Mrs Olanike who confirmed to SUNSHINETRUTH, lamented that two of his family members were among the kidnapped church members going for a programme in Ose council area.
It was learnt that the victims were kidnapped around 3pm on Friday while traveling to Ifon in Ose local government area for a burial ceremony of a parent of one of them.
The woman said the vehicle conveying the kidnapped choir members was seen abandoned on roadside.
The Owo-Ifon-Benin road which is notorious for kidnapping and armed robbery is currently in deplorable condition.
Confirming the incident on Saturday, the Spokesman of the Ondo State Police Command, Mrs Funmi Odunlami, said “Yesterday afternoon, the police was informed that a church Bus with the Inscription CAC was abandoned around Elegbeka area and there are suspicions that the passengers in the vehicle were kidnapped.
“The Police Anti kidnapping squad and other tactical teams have been deployed to the area to rescue the victims and arrest all involved in the crime,” she said.