The Ondo State Police Command on Saturday said it had rescued eight out of 25 people who were kidnapped on Friday evening in Akure.
This is coming barely 20 hours after their abduction from Christ Apostolic Church, CAC, Oke Igan, Akure by some hoodlums.
The victims, who were said to be choristers of the church, were reportedly attacked and kidnapped on the Benin-Akure Expressway, around the Ifon area in Ose Local Government Area of the state.
They were said to be travelling to Ifon, for a burial ceremony while the hoodlums waylaid them and dragged them to an unknown destination.
Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami confirmed that eight of the victims had been rescued while efforts were ongoing to rescue the remaining victims.
“Good news!, eight victims rescued, effort is on to rescue others unhurt”, she said on a WhatsApp platform.