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Kidnappers abduct Anglican Bishop, wife, demand N50m ransom

Bishop Rt Rev Oluwaseun Aderogba of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion’s Jebba Diocese and his wife have been kidnapped.

They were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen on Sunday evening along the Ogbomoso/Oyo road.

“We were traveling from Jebba to Oyo when it was a few kilometers to Oyo our vehicle developed a fault,” said the Bishop’s Chaplain, who escaped the scene of the incident.

“My Lord Bishop called the Lord bishop of Oyo Bishop Aladekugbe for help.

“However, before help could come, some armed men surrounded and ordered them into the bush. I was lucky. They didn’t see me because of my black cassock.

“I fell flat on my belly to hide myself while they marched my Bishop and wife deep into the forest.”

The abductors made contact after a few hours and are asking for N50m ransom before they will release the duo.

As at 11.35 pm Sunday, negotiations were still ongoing.

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