Gunmen Invade Bishop Oyedepo’s Church, Kidnap Members

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Unknown gunmen, suspected to be bandits, attacked a branch of Living Faith Church Worldwide in Osara community, Adavi Local Council, Kogi State, along the Lokoja-Okene road.

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reports that the kidnappers broke into the church while some of its members were rehearsing over the weekend and abducted at least three people.

The assailants allegedly stormed the area, shooting sporadically to frighten off bystanders before escorting the victims to an unknown location.

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Joseph Omuya Salami, Chairman of the Adavi Local Government Council, confirmed the development to newsmen on Monday evening through Habeeb Jamiu, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

According to him, the chairman had visited the scene with the Osara Division’s Divisional Police Officer (DPO) since the incident.

Habeeb Jamiu went on to say that the council was working with local security agents to ensure that the victims were rescued safely.

As of press time, CSP Williams Ovye Aya, the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, had not returned calls for comment.



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