Suspected Fulani Herdsmen, on Sunday, have kidnapped a Methodist Priest, Rev. Kayode Akande and two other church leaders along the iwo-Osogbo Road.

Punch correspondent on the telephone mentioned that the three were forcefully taken away by the Herdsmen at around 7 pm.

A priest who wanted anonymity confirmed this incident, he said the three were coming in company with others from a meeting in respect of father’s Day held at Ile Ogbo when the Herdsmen stopped them and kidnapped them.

The commissioner of Police responded to this incident immediately and deployed policemen to comb neighbouring bushes and environment, but they have not been found as at the time of this report.

Most Rev. Amos Ogunrinde, Bishop of The Methodist Church, Osogbo diocese confirmed the incident when contacted and he said “i think these; people are not genuine herdsmen but criminals, i don’t think they are those herdsmen killing but they are armed robbers and that was why they didn’t kill them but took them away.

He also mentioned that these set of criminals have not gotten in contact with any of the victim’s family.

We pray for their safe return. What do you think about this development?



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