One of the Bishops of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion Right Reverend
Oluwaseun Aderogba of Jebba Diocese and his wife have been kidnapped.
They were abducted Sunday evening by unknown gunmen along Ogbomoso/Oyo road.
The Bishop’s Chaplain who was with the victims narrated how he escaped from the ambush.
According to him, ”we were traveling from Jebba to Oyo when it was few kilometers to Oyo our vehicle developed a fault. 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”.
Bishop Aladekugbe reportedly rose to the occasion to alert the Leadership of the church Most Revd Henry Ndukuba and other members of the house of bishops.
It took hours to hear from the abductors through the wife of the bishop whom they allowed to speak for few seconds.
They are demanding N50m ransom before they will release the duo.
As at 11.35 pm Sunday, negotiations were still ongoing between the Church and the kidnappers.
Few weeks ago, the Prelate of the Methodist Church Samuel Kanu Uche was abducted alongside two others.
The religious leaders were released after the church parted with one hundred million naira.
In an interview, the Prelate alleged the complicity of the security agencies in the illegal trade and amounting to insecurity in the country, an allegation which they had frontally denied.