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Gunmen abduct cleric in Ondo

Gunmen have reportedly abducted a cleric with a popular church in Ondo state, Anthony Ebele, on his farm.

Sources said that the pastor of the popular Pentecostal church, was abducted Saturday evening at his Ogbese Farm, in Akure North Council area of the state.

Vanguard learnt that the abductors have open a line of communication with the victims family.

Details of their negotiations remained unknown as at going to press last night.

A relation, who spoke with vanguard in confidence, said that the abductors have contacted them but yet to demand for ransom.

According to him, they have actually confirmed that the Pastor Ebele is with them. “They promised to get back to us soonest. We are anxiously waiting for them.

Contacted, the spokesperson for the state police command, Funmi Odunlami, confirmed the abduction of the cleric.

Odunlami said that “on the 29th of June around 10pm, one Mr Ogunjobi Adeyemi reported at the station that his brother who went to farm was yet to return home.

” The complainant was expected to meet with the police to trace the victim to the farm but did not show up.


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