Gunmen have abducted no fewer than 25 choristers of the Christ Apostolic Church, CAC, Oke Igan, Akure, the state capital, according to reports.
They were abducted around 3 p.m. on Friday, September 29, while travelling to Ifon in the Ose council area of the state for a burial ceremony.
A church member who spoke with newsmen said that the victims were going for the burial ceremony of a church member when the kidnappers struck.
According to her, the vehicle conveying the victims was abandoned on the highway.
A woman said two of her family members were among the kidnapped church members.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the state police command, Funmi Odunlami, said: “The police was informed that a church bus with the Inscription CAC was abandoned around Elegbeka area and there are suspicions that the passengers in the vehicle were kidnapped.
Odunlami added, “The Police Anti kidnapping squad and other tactical teams have been deployed to the area to rescue the victims and arrest all involved in the crime.”