Some 50 children have been rescued from an underground apartment in a church in Ondo state.
The children were abducted from different parts of the country and kept in the underground cell for unknown reasons.
The pastor of the church and other accomplices (names yet to be released by the police) have been arrested and are currently being interrogated.
The abducted children were seen in a viral video trending on the social media.
They were seen in a police patrol vehicle which conveyed them to the police station.
A voice was heard in the video saying “There are kidnapped children found in the underground cell of a church in Valentino Area of Ondo.
“The pastor and some members of the church have been arrested and were also in the patrol van of the police.”
Spokesperson for the state police command, Funmi Odunlami, confirmed the discovery by police detectives.
Odunlam 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.”
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