“They (victims) were released this evening, and they have been moved to the hospital for treatment,” the police officer told The Gazette via the telephone.
“They (kidnappers) have finally established contact with the family members, and they are asking for N50 million as ransom.”
In what appears to have been a failed mission, gunmen had attacked the Okuta Elerinla police station in Ondo, killing one officer.
Officer Temenu Boluwaji was shot dead during that assault, whereas reasons were immediately clear as of Monday morning.
“It was also discovered that she had earlier stolen another baby on January 16, 2021, in Okitipupa. She took the child to Igbokoda.”
Tosin Ikuemolo, 22, and six other prisoners had escaped after they dug the pipe of a toilet, with help of a Hausa man among them.
The international organisation urged the government at all levels to redouble efforts to protect children against violence.
At least 50 church attendees, including under-age children between the ages of 8, 10 and 12 years old, were kept in an “underground” facility of the church.
Kidnapping for ransom by armed bandits have since become a nightmare engulfing the people of Akoko, in the northern senatorial district of Ondo state.
The criminals specialise in the theft of generating engines and taking them to Owode Onirin, in Kosofe LGA, Lagos, to sell.