Nigerian police operatives/Photo: AFP

Policemen have been charged to rescue a Methodist priest and two other persons abducted on the Iwo–Ibadan Road on Sunday by suspected bandits, police in Osun have said.

Deputy Commissioner of police in the state, Mufutau Ayinde, said officers had been working to rescue the victims.

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But he said the abductors had yet to contact anybody or made any demands.

Some gunmen were reported to have abducted Rev. Kayode Akande, and two other leaders of the church on Sunday while returning to Osogbo from Ile-Ogbo.

Bishop of Methodist Church, Osogbo Diocese, Most Rev. Amos Ogunrinde, said the priest and the two church members were returning from a Men’s Fellowship held at Ile-Ogbo.

Ogunrinde said the priest and other members were in a convoy of two private cars when they encountered the bandits on the road.

According to reports, the gunmen asked the victims for money but they could not meet their demand as they were coming from a fellowship.