Gunmen have killed a Pastor and abducted seven members of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) parish in Abule-Ori, located Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, South-West of Nigeria.
Penpushing reports that the Commander of Ogun State So-Safe Corps, Commander Soji Ganzallo, confirmed the incident to journalists on Sunday in Abeokuta, explaining that the corps, however, rescued the seven church members, while one of the kidnappers was killed during a rescue operation.
The statement by the So-Safe-Corps explained that the incident occurred at about 12:00 midnight on Saturday during a vigil at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Desires of Nations Parish, under Ogun Province 22, Abule-Ori
‘The Owode-Egba Zonal Command of the corps, under Jimoh Omoniyi, received a distress call that some members of the RCCG, Desires of Nations Parish, under Ogun Province 22, Abule-Ori in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area were attacked during a vigil’.
‘That seven members of the church were kidnapped and the pastor killed. Officers of the Corps were charged to go after the suspects to rescue the victims unhurt and the officers swung into action immediately’, the statement said.
Penpushing further reports that Ganzallo in a statement by Director of Information and Public Relations of the corps, Moruf Yusuf disclosed that the seven victims were rescued unhurt, while one of the kidnappers was killed, adding that many of the suspects sustained serious injuries during a fire exchange.
The Commander stated that a joint team of the police and the So-Safe Corps were already after the fleeing kidnappers to capture them alive, and that the corpse of the kidnapper had been deposited in a nearby morgue.
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