Several children were reportedly found in an underground apartment of a church in the Valentino Area of Ondo town, Ondo State, Friday evening.
According to The Punch, the children were allegedly kidnapped and kept in the underground apartment of the church.
The victims were over 50 while the police had rescued them and arrested the pastor and some members of the church, a source told PUNCH.
In a viral video, the rescued children were seen in a patrol vehicle of officers of the Nigeria Police Force who took them to a police station.
In the said video, a voice was heard saying, “They are kidnapped children found in the underground cell of a church in the Valentino Area of Ondo. The pastor and some members of the church were also in the patrol van of the police.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said the victims had been taken to the Akure headquarters of the command.
“I don’t have the details yet but they are bringing the victims to the headquarters. I will give you the details as soon as I get it from the DPO,” the PPRO stated.
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