Only eight of the original group of 25 choristers from the Christ Apostolic Church, CAC, Oke-Igan, Akure, Ondo State’s capital, were able to escape their kidnappers.
While confirming the kidnapping of the choir members, Adetunji Adeleye, Commander of the Ondo State Security Network, also known as the Amotekun Corps, made this revelation.
Adeleye claims that the victims fled while being dragged into the forest by the armed men in the Owo/Ose region of the state.
The Amotekun commander claims that the state’s security forces have responded quickly, but the remaining victims are still being held captive.
He announced that a collaborative operation involving the Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit, the Amotekun Corps, and the Nigerian Army had been begun to find and rescue the kidnapped individuals.
Finding the kidnappers and negotiating the release of the remaining hostages is the first priority.
Eight people have been saved,” the state police spokesman said.
The search for unharmed survivors continues. The survivors identified themselves as being from CAC Oke Igan, Akure.
They left for the funeral wake. They were traveling from Elegbeka on the Ifon/Owo Motorway to Ajagbale when they were ambushed and taken into the woods by five unknown gunmen.