Operatives of the Ondo Police Command have rescued over 50 children from an underground cell inside a church in the State.
Reports say the children were abducted and kept in the cell.
The pastor of the church and other accomplices have been arrested by police detectives in the town.
The abducted children were seen in a viral video trending on the social media. They were seen in a police patrol vehicle which conveyed them to the police station.
According to Vanguard report, a voice was heard in the video saying “There are kidnapped children found in the underground cell of a church in 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.”
Spokesperson for the state Police Command, Funmi 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” she said.