Police Hunt Kidnappers of Anglican Bishop, 2 Others

Oyo State Police Command has commenced moves to apprehend kidnappers of Anglican Bishop, his wife and their driver in Kwara State.

On Monday, the Bishop, Oluwaseun Aderogba of Jebba diocese, according to the spokesperson for the Oyo command, Adewale Osifeso, said the three victims were kidnapped at about 9:00 p.m. on Sunday on the New Oyo/Ogbomoso Expressway.

Speaking further, the spokesman hinted that preliminary investigations revealed that the victims’ vehicle had a mechanical fault at an isolated area in the Oyo-Ogbomosho area while travelling from Yewa in Ogun to Jebba in Kwara, when the kidnapping suddenly took place.

Police Mobilise to Rescue Victims

Osifeso added that all the tactical teams of the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Ambush Squad, Puff Adder, Nigeria Police Force, NPF, Counter Terrorism Unit, CTU, and conventional personnel, along with local hunters and vigilantes, were all involved in the rescue operations.

He further said that a discreet investigation led by the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, was embarked upon to ensure that the victims were rescued unhurt.

The Spokesperson urged public members to report any suspicious movement to the nearest station, credible and timely information and assured the general public of their safety as they went about their lawful activities.

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