2nd July, 2022
Scores of kidnapped children have reportedly been found and rescued from an underground cell in a church in Ondo State.
The children were said to be numbering around 50. The pastor of the church at the Valentino Area of Ondo town, Ondo State, and some others have been arrested in connection with the alleged kidnap.
The children were rescued on Friday evening.
A viral video which surfaced online on Saturday saw the children in police vehicle.
A background voice in the video said “they are kidnapped children found in the underground cell of a church in the Valentino Area of Ondo. The pastor and some members of the church have been arrested and were also in the patrol van of the police.”
Spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the development, saying the police had acted based on information received.