Eight of the twenty-five kidnapped choir members of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Oke Igan, Akure, the state capital, have escaped from their abductors.
Recall that the choir members were abducted on Friday afternoon while travelling for a brutal ceremony in the Ifon community in the Ose Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking on the incident to Vanguard, the Commander of the state security outfit codenamed Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, confirmed the escape of eight of the abducted victims.
Adeleye said that personnel of Police Anti Kidnapping, Amotekun Corps, in conjunction with the Nigeria Army, are on the kidnapper’s trail in Owo/Ose axis to ensure that the remaining victims are released.
Also speaking, the spokesman of the State Police Command, Funmi Odunlami, confirmed the abduction of the victims.
Odunlami said the vehicle conveying the victims, with the inscription of the church, was abandoned around the Elegbeka area, in lfon.
He added that the anti-kidnapping squad and other tactical teams have been deployed to the area to rescue the victims and arrest all involved in the crime.