The Police in Ondo State have rescued over 50 children from an underground apartment of a church in the Valentino area of Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State.
According to information gathered, the kids are allegedly victims of a kidnapping syndicate who were 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.
A voice among the abducted children was heard saying: “There are kidnapped children found in the underground cell of a church in Valentino Area of Ondo.
“The pastor and some members of the church have been arrested and were also in the patrol van of the police.”
The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident said the victims had been taken to the command’s headquarters in Akure.
According to her, details of the incident were still sketchy.
“I don’t have the details yet but they are bringing the victims to the headquarters,” she said