Some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly attacked the Celestial Church of Christ, Oshofa Parish at Wasimi, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State on Tuesday.
The gunmen were said to have abducted the Assistant Shepherd of the parish, Oluwaseun Ajose and a Sunday school teacher identified as Dagunro Ayobami.
DAILY GIST gathered that two worshippers were dragged away by the attackers at the wee hours of Tuesday.
The Shepherd of the church, Oluwatomisin Ehuwaojomo, confirmed the incident.
According to Ehuwaojomo, the abductors called him and demanded a ransom of N50 million for the release of the two church workers.
The shepherd, while saying the incident was extremely unexpected, sought the support of the police and other security agencies in rescuing the victims.
He said he was not in the church when the incident happened, adding that he was sleeping in his room at the time.
“When my Assistant Shepherd called me almost two hours after they left, the kidnappers refused to speak with me twice. But on his third attempt, they spoke with me and demanded N50 million ransom.
“I told them that, I am a servant of God, nobody pays me a salary. I have spoken with the Ogun State Commissioner of Police. The command is on the matter.”
Speaking on the incident, Ogun state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the gunmen attacked the church and abducted two worshippers identified as; Oluwaseun Ajose, an Assistant Shepherd of the parish, and Dagunro Ayobami who was said to be a Sunday School Teacher.
There was a kidnapping incident there, while they were having a vigil. Some kidnappers stormed the church and kidnapped some people. But as we are talking now, we are on their trail,”
Oyeyemi had on several occasions warned religious organisations against organising night programmes.
Where such night services become extremely expedient, Oyeyemi advised that requests for police protection be sought by the organisers.
This, he said, would stop the abduction of worshippers during vigils.