Gunmen, went to a branch of the Deeper Life Christian Church in the Irese community, Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State, and abducted the pastor in charge, recognised as Otamayomi Ogedengbe.

It was gathered that the gunmen overran the church in a Corolla Toyota car around 9pm and took away the cleric to an unknown destination.

A church member, who identified himself simply as Paul, said the men entered the church surroundings in a Toyota Corolla car.

“The pastor was abducted right there inside the church. The kidnappers came in a black Corolla car and the pastor was the only one kidnapped ,” he stated.

A source stated that the pastor and his wife came to the church for a programme when the gunmen overran the surrounding and kidnapped only the man.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident and said the command had begun investigation on the hoodlums.

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