Personnel of the joint military operation codenamed AWATSE yesterday rescued the abducted pastor of Isawo, Ikorodu parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). The pastor, Olukayode Bajomo, was rescued inside the Maware creeks in the mangrove of Ishawo.
The militants cum kidnappers fled in the wake of bombardments which began on Thursday and abandoned their victims in the enclaves. It was learnt that after the aerial bombardment by the Nigerian Air Force fighter jets, soldiers went into the mangroves to comb the area while the personnel of Nigerian Navy component of the operation blocked the exit points through the canals to smoke out the militants.
It was also learnt that during surveillance, the military discovered that some hostages, among them Bajomo, were held in Maware and other enclaves. The Operation’s Commander, Colonel Julius Ogbobe, said Bajomo was discovered about 8a.m. According to him, the pastor has been reunited with his family.