Police intensify efforts to rescue kidnapped reverend

Police armed for protest

The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer said in Ibadan on Monday that the command was working hard to rescue kidnapped Biodun Ogunbeku from his abductors.

Mr. Ogunbeku, a reverend of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Akobo-Ojurin, Diocese of Agodi, Ibadan, was kidnapped on Thursday by five gunmen.

He was kidnapped at his farm at Kufi area, along Olounda-Aba Road in Ibadan at about 7 p.m.

Mr. Ajisebutu, who declined to state whether ransom was demanded by the abductors, however, said the police were on top of the situation.

The spokesperson said that the command was doing what it could to locate the hideout of the suspects.

He said that investigations were ongoing and that the Commissioner of Police would brief journalists as soon as investigations were completed.

Amos Ajiboye, the Diocesan Bishop of the Methodist Church Nigeria, Diocese of Agodi, Ibadan, had said that the kidnappers were yet to contact the Church or the family of the victim.

(NAN)


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