Dr. Biodun Ogunbekun, a priest from the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Diocese of Agodi, Ibadan, has been kidnapped by suspected gunmen in the state.
According to reports, the clergyman was taken at his farm located in Kufi area, along Olounda-Aba road, Ibadan.
Rt. Rev. Amos Ajiboye, the bishop of the diocese has released a statement calling on the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi to assist in finding the kidnapped priest.
“The whereabouts of the priest is still unknown. On behalf of the Prelate of the church, His Eminence, Dr. K. Uche, and the Archbishop of Ibadan, Most Rev. M.K. Stephen, I appeal to the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi, the state Commissioner of Police and other security agencies to please assist in finding the whereabouts of the minister of God and help release him unhurt.”
Report says that Ogunbekun was at the farm with two of his staff when five gunmen abducted him and took him to an unknown location.
The gunmen reportedly took him away on foot.