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Kwara Bishop, wife, driver abducted in Oyo


The Anglican Bishop of Jebba Diocese in Kwara State, Rt. Reverend Oluwaseun Aderogba, his wife and driver have been abducted by unknown gunmen.

The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, in a statement on Monday said preliminary investigations revealed that the victim’s vehicle developed a mechanical fault while travelling from Yewa, Ogun State, to Jebba en route an isolated area along New Oyo/Ogbomoso Expressway, on Sunday night.

They were said to have been abducted in the process.

According to Osifeso, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations at the state police command has commenced rescue operation.

He said the tactical teams of the command’s anti-kidnapping squad, Ambush Squad, Puff Adder, Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and conventional police personnel as well as local hunters and vigilantes are all involved in the rescue operations.

Sources said the abductors have demanded a ransom of N50 million to free their captives, The Punch reported.

This is coming days after the prelate of Methodist Church in Nigeria was abducted. A ransom of N100 million was paid for his release.

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