Nigeria

Kidnapped Reverend Akande, 2 others freed by gunmen

Armed captors have released a Methodist presbyter, Very Reverend Kayode Akande and two other church leaders in Osun State.

Armed captors have released a Methodist presbyter, Very Reverend Kayode Akande and two other church leaders in Osun State.

The Punch reported that the men were freed on Thursday, quoting a cleric in the church.

The other men released were Mr. Bankole, who is an engineer and Mr. Omodunbi.

The three church men were kidnapped on Sunday night.

Asked how much ransom the church or the family paid for the release of the three men, the cleric said, no ransom was paid because the Bishop pleaded with the abductors to free the men and also prayed for them.

“The church did not pay any ransom. Honestly speaking, they were released by God’s intervention and by the intervention of the Bishop who also pleaded and prayed for those kidnappers.

“There was a request for ransom but the bishop pleaded and prayed for them and God intervened. The three persons were released without paying any ransom. It is a miracle.” (NAN)

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