How Gunmen kill pastor, kidnap son, policeman in Ondo
The pastor was said to be travelling with his son, Timilehin when the hoodlums stopped them on the road. While the pastor was killed the son was taken away to an unknown destination.
The Ondo State Police Commissioner, Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju who disclosed this while speaking with journalists in his office on Wednesday, said the command also lost an officer during a gun duel with the hoodlums. He said the incident happened last Friday.
He however explained that the police has rescued the boy (Timileyin) with two other travellers who were also kidnapped by the same gang.
He said, " The man (pastor) was travelling with his son when the kidnappers stopped them on the road, they shot the man and took the boy away. Our men engaged the hoodlums in a shootout but they escaped. We even lost one of our men who went for the operation.
"After the incident, our men with the assistance of the local hunters combed the whole area. We attacked the hoodlums and we were able to rescue the three victims in their den. The boy whose father was killed and two other travellers who were going to Lagos from Port Harcourt were rescued successfully. "
The CP said the victims were rescued unhurt, noting that no ransom was paid before the victims were set free from the captivity.
However, the victims, who looked rough and traumatised, declined to comment on their experience in the kidnappers den. As of the time of filing this report the victims were still in the custody of the state police command.