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Gunmen Kidnap Anglican Cleric, Son In Ondo



Unknown gunmen have kidnapped an Anglican cleric, Venerable Olu Obanla, and his son in Ondo State.

Naija News learned that Obanla and his son were kidnapped on transit on Saturday, at Ifon Road, in the Ose Local Government Area of the state.

It was learned that the gunmen waylaid the father and son, before dragging them into a thick forest in Ifon.

A source told SaharaReporters that the gunmen later contacted the family of the cleric through his wife on the phone.

He disclosed that the suspects demanded a ransom of N10 million from the family.

But the family could not raise the money. They even begged the kidnappers to allow them to send a certain amount of money so that they could release the man and his son but they rejected it,” he said.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command, DSP Funmilayo Odunlami, said the anti-kidnapping section of the command was already on the trail of the suspects.

Odunlami added that the father and son would be rescued unhurt from the kidnappers’ den.

He urged the locals in the area to assist the police with more information about the incident.