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Abducted Oyo RCCG pastor regains freedom

Olugbenga Olawore, a pastor of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, who was kidnapped at the Maya area of Lanlate-Eruwa Road in Oyo State, regained his freedom on Sunday.

Olawore and a few others were kidnapped on Thursday at the Maya area, all within the state boundary.

The state Commissioner for Information, Dotun Oyelade, made this known in a statement in Ibadan, the state capital, on Sunday, saying, “Our people should rest assured that our security apparatuses in the state are fully alive and alert to their responsibilities.

“The state government is monitoring and gauging the security situations within its boundary efficiently.

“Since the incident was reported, the government has been in close contact with the state Commissioner of Police, Hamzat Adebola, his team, and our security teams, and all parties have done the needful as usual to ensure the safety of lives and property of our citizens,” he emphasized.

Oyelade reiterated that Oyo State remained the most peaceful state in the country.

Efforts to get the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso’s reactions, were unsuccessful as his mobile number was not reachable as of press time.

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