The Ogun state police command said on Saturday he had rescued one of the five pastors kidnapped by alleged Fulani herdsmen.
The command, in a statement by the police public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated that one of the victims, the deaconess Ibelegbo Chidinma, was saved unharmed.
He said the remaining four would be saved from the pit of kidnappers safe and sound.
The statement reads, “The Ogun State Police Command has rescued Mrs Ibelegbo Chidinma the only woman amongst those abducted on Thursday unhurt.
“The woman who is a Deaconess of The Redeemed Christian Church of God regained her freedom in the early hour of today 3rd of August 2019, and she is currently at the command’s headquarters in Abeokuta where arrangement is being made to take her to the Redemption Camp.
“Efforts is on top gear to rescue the remaining victims as the kidnappers who kept them in separate locations were changing their locations from time to time within the forest.”
Latest Nigeria News reported that the RCCG’s general overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, announced the abduction of clerics on Friday in the camp redeemed along the Lagos-Ibadan highway.
Adeboye, while commissioning the congregation to pray for the release of the hostages, said the kidnapping took place Thursday along the Ijebu-Ode axis.
He was quoted as saying, “As a father, how do you think I should feel to hear that five of my children have been kidnapped while on their way to attend the Ministers Conference?” he asked.