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Priest, two others kidnapped by suspected herdsmen in Osun


Suspected herdsmen have kidnapped a Methodist priest, Kayode Akande, in Osun State on Sunday evening.

One of the clerics in the church who also spoke to Channels TV on the condition of anonymity said the priest was kidnapped along the Iwo-Osogbo Road with two other church leaders.

He explained that they were returning from a meeting held at Ile-Ogbo when the criminals stopped their vehicles and took them away.

“The three peoples were returning to Osogbo from Ile Ogbo when the Fulani herdsmen took then away! They went for a meeting and they were on their way back to Osogbo when they were waylaid by the hoodlums.

“The criminals released others and the two cars in which they were traveling and took away the three of them,” he said.

The cleric, however, stated that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Fimihan Adeoye, was immediately contacted and he acted promptly.

“Policemen were deployed on the road immediately and they have been combing the bushes and I just pray they would get these people quickly.

“We are all praying to God so that these hoodlums would not harm these people,” he said.