The kidnappers who kidnapped two people at the Celestial Church of Christ, Wasimi, Ewekoro Local Government Area, have been apprehended, according to the police in Ogun.
The state’s police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, assured reporters in Ota that the police were on top of the situation.
“We’re doing everything we can to make sure the two abducted people are rescued alive,” he stated.
“Without fear or favor, the police are devoted to safeguarding the safety of persons and property throughout the state.”
On Monday, a group of four gunmen raided the church, abducting the parish’s assistant shepherd, Oluwaseun Ajose, and a Sunday school instructor, Dagunro Ayobami.
About 11 p.m., the incident occurred.
The abductors called and demanded a N50 million ransom, according to the parish Shepherd, Oluwatomisin Ehuwaojomo, who spoke with newsmen over the phone.
Mr. Ehuwaojomo, who described the occurrence as “unexpected,” urged security personnel to guarantee that the victims were rescued safely.
“When my assistant phoned me over two hours after they left, the kidnappers refused to speak with me at first, but on his third effort, they spoke with me and demanded N50 million in ransom,” he stated.
“I explained to them that I am a servant of God who is not paid.”
“I spoke with the police commissioner, and they’re looking into it.”
The shepherd, who said he was asleep in his room at the time of the incident, adding that he had left the gate post less than ten minutes before the abductors broke into the church.
The church is in a “bushy region,” a security source informed reporters.
Last October, gunmen kidnapped three congregants from a church in the Obada, Obafemi Owode local government area.
Christians and Muslims had previously been advised by the authorities not to worship at night, particularly in wooded regions.