Gunmen suspected to be fulani herdsmen invaded the Celestial Church Christ in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, and abducted two worshippers, Siggy reports.
The victims are; an Assistant Shepherd of the parish, Oluwaseun Ajose and a Sunday school teacher, Dagunro Ayobami.
According to DailyTrust report, the gunmen numbering four, stormed the church around 11pm on Monday, June 13, and whisked away the worshippers.
It was gathered that the church is located at an isolated area, which allowed the hoodlums operated unhindered.
A joint security team of the police and local vigilantes have been combing the forest in area in search of the victims.
The Shepherd of the parish, Oluwatomisin Ehuwaojomo, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, June 14, said the kidnappers have contacted the church and demanded N50 million ransom.
“When my assistant called me almost two hours after they left, the kidnappers initially refused to speak with me but on his third attempt, they spoke with me and requested for N50 million ransom,” he explained.
“I told them that, I am a servant of God and I don’t receive salary. I have spoken to the commissioner of police and they are on it.”
Meanwhile, a member of the church, Denis tweeted that the gunmen he claimed to be herdsmen, allegedly tortured a pregnant woman but left her behind because she couldn’t work.
He also shared a video of youths in the community protesting over the attack.