Over 50 children, allegedly abducted and kept in a church basement, have been rescued in the Valentino Area, headquarters of Ondo West council area of Ondo State.
Police sources say the children were kidnapped and held in captivity on the orders of the pastor of the church in cohort with some members of the church, all of whom are being detained in connection with the crime.
State police Command spokesperson, Supol Funmilayo Odunlami, who said the details were still hazy, noted however, that the victims were on their way to state Force headquarters, Akure.
“They are transporting the casualties to the headquarters, but I’m still unsure of the specifics.
“I will provide you with the information as soon as I receive it from the DPO,” she disclosed.