3 members of Winners Chapel Church have been released after 3 days in captivity.
They were reportedly released by the kidnappers on Wednesday. This was announced by Kogi State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for DSP William Aya in a telephone interview with reporters in Lokoja on Saturday.
Said the trio; Two students from the Itakpe campus of the Kogi State Polytechnic Institute and a staff member from the newly formed Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH) were released on Wednesday.
According to Aya, the victims regained their freedom thanks to the joint effort of the police, members of the department and the public in and around Osala.
“The headquarters found out immediately that the three were kidnapped. Together with other members of the Osara community, we hunted down the kidnappers and finally released the captives.
However, PPRO could not explain whether the release of the victims involved a ransom. It should be remembered that the victims were victimized prior to their release.
The victims were abducted as they returned from the church in the early hours of Monday, where they held rehearsals and nightly vigils.
The public expressed their joy at the release of the victims, but expressed concern about the recurrence of kidnappings in certain areas of the state.
Recently, the director of the Azeco Pharmacy, the general manager Okene, Abdulazeez Obajimoh, and a traditional ruler in the district of Ajaokuta state local government were kidnapped at different times.