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50 kidnapped children found in Ondo church underground

At least 50 children were found in an underground apartment of a church in the Valentino area of Ondo city, Ondo state on Friday evening.

It was gathered that the children were allegedly kidnapped and kept in the underground apartment of the church.

A source said the victims were over 50 and the police had rescued them and arrested the pastor and some members of the church.

In a viral video, the children were seen in a patrol vehicle of the police who took them to the police station.

In the one-minute, 40 seconds video, a voice was heard saying, “They have kidnapped children found in the underground cell of a church in the Valentino Area of Ondo.

“The pastor and some members of the church have been arrested and were also in the patrol van with the police.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, 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,” the PPRO stated.

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