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Unknown gunmen abduct Anglican Bishop, wife, driver

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Unknown gunmen suspected to be terrorists on Sunday abducted the Bishop of Anglican Diocese, Jebba, Kwara State, Oluwaseun Aderogba, alongside his wife and driver on Oyo/Ogbomoso expressway, on Sunday.

The victims were said to be on their way to Yewa in Ogun state when the incident happened.

When contacted, the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the abduction.

The abductors were said to have forced the victims’ vehicle to stop before they were taken to another getaway stationed vehicle.

It was further learnt that they were yet to establish a link with the relations of their abductees.

Confirming the incident, the Police image maker said the command had launched a manhunt for the suspected kidnappers.

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“On Sunday 12/06/2022 at about 2100HRS, One Rev. Adekunle Adeluwa reported to the Command through a report at Atiba Divisional Police Headquarters, Oyo town that at about 2030HRS, One Bishop Rt. Rev Aderogba of Jebba Diocese, Kwara State in the Company of his Wife and driver were abducted.

“Preliminary investigations reveals that the victim’s vehicle developed what seemed a mechanical fault while travelling from Yewa, Ogun State to Jebba, Kwara State en route an isolated area along New Oyo/Ogbomoso Expressway.

“The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations of the Command is in Charge of the rescue operation that has commenced since 2100HRS of Sunday 12/06/2022.

“All the tactical teams of the Command Anti-Kidnapping squad, Ambush Squad, Puff Adder, Police Mobile Force, PMF, Counter Terrorism Unit, CTU, and Conventional Police personnel along with local hunters and vigilantes are all involved in the rescue operations.

“Meanwhile, discreet investigation led by the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), is simultaneously been vigorously embarked upon to ensure that the victims are rescued unhurt.

“While enjoining members of the public to report any suspicion to the nearest Police Division or formation, credible and timely information, the general public are assured of their safety as they go about their lawful activities.” the PPRO Osifeso assured.

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