Gunmen have kidnapped some members of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Oke Igan in Akure, Ondo state capital on Friday evening.
The kidnappers seized their victims who were travelling on the notorious Ifon road in the Ose Local Council Area of the state.
They were reportedly going for a burial programme when the attackers struck.
A member of the church, who revealed this, said the worshippers were mostly choir members.
“At least 25 of them were in the bus travelling for the burial programme en route to Ose LGA. They were abducted by the armed men and their bus was abandoned by the roadside,” he said.
The state police spokesperson in Ondo, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, said the police anti-kidnapping squad and other tactical teams had been deployed in the area to rescue the victims.
“The incident happened yesterday (Friday) afternoon, the police were informed that a Church Bus with the Inscription CAC was abandoned around the Elegbeka area and there are suspicions that the passengers in the vehicle were kidnapped.
“But we are already on the trail of the kidnappers with the view to rescue the abducted victims. Our men from the Anti-kidnapping squad are combing the bush already,” she said.