Police have rescued about 50 kids who were kidnapped and kept in an underground cell of a church in Ondo state. While the details of how the kids ended up in the underground cells are a bit sketchy, the authorities have arrested the pastor of the church and some of the suspects.
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The abducted children were seen in a viral video that has been trending across several social media over the weekend. The kids and the arrested suspects, were also seen in a police patrol vehicle which conveyed them to the police station.
A voice was heard in the video saying “There are kidnapped children found in the underground cell of a church in Valentino Area of Ondo.
“The pastor and some members of the church have been arrested and were also in the patrol van of the police.”
Spokesperson for the state police command, Funmi Odunlami, confirmed the discovery by police detectives.
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Odunlam said the victims had been taken to the Akure headquarters of the Command. According to her, “I don’t have the details yet but they are bringing the victims to the headquarters.
“I will give you the details as soon as I get it from the DPO