Suspected kidnappers have abducted two reverend sisters and their driver in the Kajola area of Ondo State.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the sisters, who were teaching at the St. Louis Ville Catholic School, Kaduna, were going to Ijebu Itele, Ogun State, for a meeting when they were abducted on Friday.
It was learnt that the victims’ vehicle had broken down on the way when the hoodlums attacked and whisked them away.
A source said one of the victims was an indigene of Ondo State, adding that the kidnappers had demanded a ransom of N20m.
He said, “The two sisters were in their bus and were going for a special meeting of the group in Ijebu Itele. They were travelling when their vehicle broke down on the road.
“As they were trying to fix the problem, the kidnappers swooped on them and took the three of them away. The church has contacted their family members.
“We have been told that the kidnappers demanded N20m before they will release them. But the church has started negotiating with them and hopefully, they will be released.”
The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident, said the police were on the trail of the suspects, adding that the victims would be rescued unhurt.
He said the case was reported at the anti-kidnapping section of the Kajola Police Division.
He said, “The sisters were travelling to Ijebu Itele. When they got to Kajola, their vehicle broke down.
“The hoodlums, who saw it as an opportunity, swopped on them and took them away, along with their driver. But we will soon rescue them.”