Over 50 abducted children were reportedly discovered in an underground cell of a church in the Valentino Area of Ondo town, Ondo State, on Friday evening.
A source said that the police had rescued the victims and arrested the pastor and some members of the church.
In a viral video, the children were seen in a patrol vehicle of the police who took them to the police station.
In the one-minute, 40 seconds video, a voice was heard saying, “They are kidnapped children found in the underground cell of a church in the Valentino Area of Ondo. The pastor and some members of the church have been arrested and were also in the patrol van of the police.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said the victims had been taken to the Akure headquarters of the command.
“I don’t have the details yet but they are bringing the victims to the headquarters. I will give you the details as soon as I get it from the DPO,” the PPRO stated.