Ogun State kidnappers, who abducted worshippers at Celestial Church of Christ, Oshofa, Wasimi, in Ewekoro Local Government have reduced their demand from N50m to N10m.
The gunmen who invaded the church around 11:40pm on Monday June 23, were on masks and fez caps. They kidnap the Assistant Shepherd (assistant pastor) of the parish, Oluwaseun Ajose, and a Sunday school teacher, Dagunro Ayobami.
Naijapalaba.com reported: Unknown Gunmen stormed Ogun church, Kidnap two worshippers (video)
Shepherd of the church, Prophet Oluwatomisin Olugbebi said on Thursday June 16, that the kidnappers threatened to kill the victims if the money was not paid.
“Around 10.30am today (Thursday), they called me and told me the ransom was now N10m and that I have to hasten up with the payment. I told them that I was still gathering the money.
“My assistant, Oluwaseun Ajose, who spoke to me on the phone, said they were taken to a riverbank and the gunmen threatened to shoot them if the ransom was not paid on time. I pleaded with them (the abductors) that I had only gathered N200,000 and was still looking for the rest. But they said I must make the full payment of N10m.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole had said the officers under his command are working to ensure the victims are rescued.
In other news, Bandits k!lled six persons and abducted many villagers in Maguzawa and Garin Gidigore communities in Rafi local government area of Niger State.
On Wednesday night, June 15, Three persons were reportedly slaughtered while unspecified number of people were abducted in Maguzawa community.
According to the information gathered It the bandits attacked Garin Gidigore on Tuesday night, k!lled some persons and abducted others.
According to Daily Trust report, women and children were among those kidnapped while many residents fled their homes to Kagara and Pandogari in Niger State and Birnin Gwari town in Kaduna State.
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