Almost 24 hours after their abduction, the Ondo State Police Command has disclosed that it had rescued eight out of 25 people who were kidnapped on Friday.
Twenty-five members of the Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Igan, Akure, were kidnapped by some gunmen while travelling in the church’s bus.
The victims, who were said to be choristers of the church, were reportedly attacked and kidnapped on the Benin-Akure Expressway, around Ifon area in Ose Local Government Area of the state.
They were said to be travelling to Ifon, for a burial ceremony, when the hoodlums waylaid them and dragged them into the bush.
Giving an update on the development on Saturday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, in a terse statement confirmed that eight of the victims had been rescued while efforts were ongoing to rescue the remaining victims.
“Good news!, eight victims rescued, effort is on to rescue others unhurt,” she said.