Posted on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 09:29 AM

A pastor, Oluwafemi Komolafe, and a yet-to-be-identified policeman attached to the Ondo State Police Command have been killed by some gunmen at Ore, Benin-Ijebu Ode Expressway, in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

According to The Punch, Oluwafemi was a pastor in one of the popular churches in Akure, the state capital.

The pastor was said to be travelling with his son, Timilehin, an undergraduate at a private university, when the gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, stopped them on the road on Friday.

It was gathered that the pastor was taking Timilehin back to school when they were attacked.

After shooting the pastor dead, the gunmen were said to have abducted the son.

While the operation was ongoing, a bus heading for Lagos from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, ran into the scene of the incident.

While some passengers escaped into the bush, two of them were said to have been captured by the gunmen.

The Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju, said on getting the information, the command deployed men in the area to rescue the victims.

He explained that although the police rescued the pastor’s son and the two passengers, one of the policemen was shot dead.

Adeyanju, who did not disclose the name of the slain policeman, identified the two passengers as Henry Popoola and Michael Osifo.

 

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