Some unknown gunmen attacked a branch of the Deeper Life Christan Church located at Irese Community in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State on Monday evening and abducted the pastor of the church identified as Otamayomi Ogedengbe.
It was gathered that the hoodlums got to the church in a Corolla Toyota car about 9 pm and took the cleric to an unknown destination.
A church member, who identified himself simply as Paul, confirmed the incident, saying, “The pastor was kidnapped inside the church. They (kidnappers) came with a black Corolla sport car. He was kidnapped alone.”
A source stated that the pastor and his wife came to the church together for a programme when the gunmen stormed the church and picked only the husband.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident.
He said the command had begun the search of the hoodlums.
“We are on their (hoodlums) trail and investigation had commenced into the matter,” the PPRO stated
As of the time of filing this report, the hoodlums have not contacted the family of the victim.