Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted the The Anglican Bishop of Jebba Diocese, Kwara State, Rt. Rev Oluwaseun Aderogba and his wife .

The couple and their driver were enroute Kwara State when their car had a breakdown on the New Oyo/Ogbomoso Expressway about 8:30pm on Sunday.

Gunmen reportedly came out of nowhere and absconded with the couple and the driver .

Sources said their abductors have demanded a ransom of N50 million to free them.

The incident has been confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Adewale Osifeso. He added that measures are currently in place to rescue the captives unhurt and apprehend the hoodlums.

He disclsoed that all the tactical teams of the Command Anti-Kidnapping squad, Ambush Squad, Puff Adder, Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, and Conventional Police personnel along with local hunters and vigilantes are all involved in the rescue operations.

His statement partly read : “On Sunday 12/06/2022 at about 2100HRS, One Rev. Adekunle Adeluwa reported to the Command through an incident report at Atiba Divisional Police Headquarters, Oyo town that at about 2030hours, One Bishop Rt. Rev Aderogba of Jebba Diocese, Kwara State in the company of his wife and driver were abducted.

“The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations of the Command is in Charge of the rescue operation that has commenced since 2100HRS of Sunday 12/06/2022.

He urged residents to report any suspicious activities to the nearest Police Division or formation,  encouraging them to go about their normal daily activities while assuring their safety .


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