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Gunmen kill pastor, abduct 7 church members during vigil

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Dare devil gunmen have stormed a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) parish in Abule-Ori, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun, killing the pastor and abducting seven members of the church.

Mr Soji Ganzallo, the Commander, Ogun State So-Safe Corps , confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday.

Gonzallo explained that men of the corps, however, rescued the seven church members and killed one of the kidnappers during a rescue operation.

According to a statement made available to newsmen by the So-Safe Director of Information and Public Relations, Moruf Yusuf, Ganzallo was reported as saying that the incident occurred at 12 :00 a.m. on Saturday.

” The Owode-Egba Zonal Command of the corps, under Jimoh Omoniyi, received a distress call that some members of the RCCG, Desires of Nations Parish, under Ogun Province 22, Abule-Ori in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area were attacked during a vigil.

” That seven members of the church were kidnapped and the pastor killed.

” Officers of the Corps were charged to go after the suspects to rescue the victims unhurt and the officers swung into action immediately,” he said.

Ganzallo disclosed that the seven victims were rescued unhurt, while one of the kidnappers was killed, saying many of the suspects sustained serious injury during a fire exchange.

He said that a joint team of the police and the So-Safe Corps were already after the fleeing kidnappers to capture them alive.

The commander said that the body of the dead kidnapper had been deposited in a nearby morgue.

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