Police have rescued scores of children who were kidnapped and locked in the basement of a church in Ondo state.
The children were discovered on Friday night in the Valentino area of Ondo town, Ondo West Local Government Area.
It was gathered that the minors were victims of an alleged kidnapping syndicate and their abductors hid them in an underground room of the church.
In a video which was posted online, the kids could be seen being driven by security operatives in a patrol car.
The state Police command’s PRO, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the development and said that the victims have been moved to the police headquarters in Akure.
The spokesperson said; “They are transporting the casualties to the headquarters, but I’m still unsure of the specifics.
“I will provide you with the information as soon as I receive it from the DPO.”