Gunmen Abduct RCCG Pastor, Other Passengers In Oyo

A pastor with The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Olugbenga Olawore, and other passengers of a 14-seater bus have been kidnapped in Oyo State.

It was gathered that the cleric and other passengers were abducted on Friday night at the Maya axis of Lanlate-Eruwa Road.

The cleric was said to be returning from Ipapo town, where he went to put the final touches on the burial arrangements for his mother.

Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the abduction on Saturday to newsmen but said that some of them had been rescued.

The PPRO disclosed that police operatives, in collaboration with other security agencies and local hunters, were in the forest and surrounding areas of the incident to rescue the remaining victims and arrest the suspects.

He said, “Some of the rescued victims are assisting with useful leads that can help the investigation. All routes around the area, including the adjoining forest areas, are being combed.

“Investigation is ongoing. Updates would be provided accordingly.”


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