The Osun Police Command says it has deployed officers to rescue a Methodist priest and two other church elders abducted on the Iwo – Ibadan Road on Sunday by suspected bandits.
Mufutau Ayinde, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, made the disclosure in Osogbo on Monday while speaking with journalists.
He stated that the priest and two others were kidnapped at about 7:10 p.m. on Sunday, stressing that the matter was reported to the Police Division in Iwo.
Ayinde, who said officers were immediately mobilised to the scene of the incident, added that they had been working to rescue the victims.
He, however, said the kidnappers had not contacted anybody or made any ransom demands from the families of the abducted persons.
Theadvocate.ng reports that some gun men were reported to have abducted Very Rev. Kayode Akande, and two other leaders of the church on Sunday while returning to Osogbo from Ile-Ogbo.