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Nigeria: Gunmen Kidnap Dozens of Church Members in Ondo State

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“Gunmen Kidnap Dozens Of CAC Church Members In Ondo State, Abandon Bus By Roadside,” Sahara Reporters, September 30, 2023:

No fewer than 25 members of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Oke Igan in Akure, the Ondo State capital, have been abducted by gunmen.

Reports said the church members were abducted around 3pm on Friday while traveling to Ifon in Ose council area of the state for a burial ceremony.

A church member, who spoke with newsmen said that the victims were going for the burial ceremony when the kidnappers struck.

A source confirmed the incident to reporters in the early hours of Saturday.

The source, who is also a member of the church, said the abducted worshippers were mostly choir members….

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