Kidnapped Winners Chapel Members Regain Freedom

The three members of Living Faith Church (also known as Winners Chapel) in Kogi State who were kidnapped last Monday while returning from an all-night rehearsal, have regained their freedom. 

On Saturday, the Kogi State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP William Aya stated that the abductees were released on Wednesday, after spending three days in captivity.

Two of the church members are students of Kogi State Polytechnic, Itakpe campus. Meanwhile, the other person is a staff of the newly established Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara.

Aya noted that the victims were released with the joint efforts of the police and other members of the public; both in Osara and other nearby communities. In his words:

“Immediately the command got wind of the kidnapping of the three persons, we launched a man hunt against the kidnappers, in conjunction with other members of the Osara community which led to the release of the captives.’’.

However, the police spokesman did not disclose if ransom was paid for the release of the victims. The news of the freedom of the three church members has gathered excitement so far. 

Despite the happiness that came with the news, some persons were still worried about the rate of kidnapping in the country. There have been a series of kidnap in recent times.

In Kogi state, the Managing Director of Azeco Pharmacy, Okene, Abdulazeez Obajimoh and a traditional ruler in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of the state were victims of recent attacks.  Other persons have also been targeted by these gunmen.

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