Adewale Momoh, Akure
An Anglican cleric, Venerable Olu Obanla, has been abducted along Ifon-Okeluse road in the Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The gunmen kidnapped the Anglican clergy and his son over the weekend.
The victims were said to be traveling on the road when the hoodlums waylaid them and took them to an unknown location.
According to a source, the shortly after the abduction, the gunmen contacted the victims’ family and demanded a N10 million ransom.
The source added that the family could only raise N1 million which he said the abductors rejected.
The source said: “Venerable Olu Obanla and his son were kidnapped yesterday (Saturday) on their way to Okeluse in Ondo State.
“The kidnappers have contacted the family and a ransom of N10million has been demanded by the kidnappers but the family has raised N1million which the kidnappers rejected.”
When contacted, the state Public Relations Officer, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident and said efforts were on going by the detectives of the command to rescue the victims.