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Scores of kidnapped children rescued from underground church in Ondo



Some of the kidnapped children from the underground church in Ondo1

Scores of children believed to be kidnapped have been rescued in a church’s basement on Friday night in Valentino Area of Ondo town, Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State.

According to information gathered, the kids were allegedly victims of a kidnapping syndicate and kept in the underground of the church.

A source stated that the victims were over 50 when police saved them, adding that the pastor of the church and some members of the church had been detained by the police.

In a widely shared video, the kids were seen being driven to the police station by security operatives in a patrol car.


In a 40 seconds video, a voice could be heard saying, “These are kidnapped children recovered in the underground cell of a church in Valentino Area of Ondo.”

Ondo State Police Command spokesperson, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, has confirmed that the victims had been brought to the police headquarters in Akure.

“They are transporting the casualties to the headquarters, but I’m still unsure of the specifics.

“I will provide you with the information as soon as I receive it from the DPO.”

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