The social media has been on with reactions to the news that the Nigeria Police Force discovered dozens of children in a church’s basement on Friday night in the Valentino Area of Ondo town in Ondo State.
Local sources had it that the children were kidnapped from various sources and kept in the underground of the church.
Security operatives claimed that the children had been rescued, as well as the pastor, and some members of the church have also been arrested.
In a video making the rounds on the social media, attributed to the incident in Ondo state, 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.”
As at the time of filing this report, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, could not provide more details aside confirming that the victims had been taken to the Akure headquarters of the command.
Nigerians have taken to social media to lament the high rate of kidnapping and failure of parents to take proper care of their wards.
See how Nigerians are reacting:
Video of the rescued children from Church underground in Ondo town onboard buses with security escort to Ondo State Police Command in Akure Via Phanciey pic.twitter.com/1mr1JzeT7S
— UNCLE DEJI™️ (@DejiAdesogan) July 2, 2022
Happening right now at Yaba police station in Ondo town, they've been moved to Akure👿 pic.twitter.com/Sv6idNu5yD
— Phanciey🦍 (@phanciey) July 2, 2022
GOD IS EXPOSING THE BUSINESSES OF MANY CHURCHES IN NIGERIA.
-many Almajiri abducted were rescued by DSS at church at Jos.
-Today, over 50 kidnapped children are rescued from an underground church at Ondo.
— Kawu Garba (@KawuGarba) July 2, 2022
Just a few days after the Jos North burst, another set of 50 Muslim kids kidnapped, locked up and malnourished for whatever reason those Christian terrorists did it have just been rescued from an underground cell in Ondo state. #christianizationAgenda pic.twitter.com/2xR453ZT5Z
— Sanusi Lafiagi (@sirnucy) July 2, 2022
VIDEO: Pastor, other members of a church in Valentino Area of Ondo town, Ondo state arrested by the police following the discovery of more than 50 children kidnapped and kept hungry in an underground cell of the church! @ValiantNig pic.twitter.com/1VdEsj07dk
— usmanov (@usmanyusuf) July 2, 2022
Something drastic has to be done about this issue of missing children turning up in Ondo, Anambra, Jos etc
— Phoenix (@Citizen_IQ) July 2, 2022
Scores of children were allegedly found in an underground apartment of a church in the Valentino Area of Ondo town, Ondo State, on Friday evening. It was gathered that the children were allegedly kidnapped and kept in the underground apartment of the church. pic.twitter.com/u2aaHOrTq9
— MayJaY💋 (@MayJaYBaE) July 2, 2022
…By Hamzat Rasheed
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