By Enyichukwu Enemanna
Unidentified gunmen on Sunday kidnapped the Anglican Bishop of Jebba Diocese, Kwara State, Reverend Oluwaseun Aderogba along with his wife, and driver.
The victims were abducted along the new Oyo/Ogbomoso Expressway in Oyo State.
This is coming barely a week after the release a Methodist Church Prelate, His Eminence Dr. Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu-Uche who was abducted along the Umunneochi area of Abia State.
His release he said, was secured after the payment of N100m ransom.
The Police Public Relations Officer of Oyo State Command, Adewale Osifeso who confirmed the incident in a statement explained that investigation has commenced into the matter.
The police image maker stated that one Reverend Adekunle Adeluwa reported the incident at Atiba Divisional Police Headquarters.
He explained that preliminary investigations indicate that the victims’ vehicle developed what seemed a mechanical fault while traveling from Yewa in Ogun State to Jebba in Kwara.
According to Osifeso, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations of the Command has been directed to take over the operation that would lead to the rescue of the victims.
“All the tactical teams of the Command Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Ambush Squad, Puff Adder, Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), and Conventional Police personnel along with local hunters and vigilantes are all involved in the rescue operations,” the command’s spokesman said.
“Meanwhile, a discreet investigation led by the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) is simultaneously been vigorously embarked upon to ensure that the victims are rescued unhurt.
“While enjoining members of the public to report any suspicion to the nearest Police Division or formation, credible and timely information, the General Public are assured of their safety as they go about their lawful activities.”