Gunmen Release Methodist Reverend After Plea and Prayers from Bishop.
Kidnappers have released a Methodist presbyter, Very Reverend Kayode Akande and two other church leaders in Osun State of Nigeria.
The Punch Newspapers reported that the men were freed on Thursday, 14th June 15, 2018, quoting a cleric in the church.
Others released were Mr. Bankole, who is an engineer and Mr. Omodunbi.
The three church leaders were allegedly kidnapped around 7.10 pm on Sunday night while returning to Osogbo from a meeting held in Ile-Ogbo, a community near Iwo, in Osun State.
According to the cleric, no ransom was paid because the Bishop pleaded with the abductors to free the men and also prayed for them.
“The church did not pay any ransom. Honestly speaking, they were released by God’s intervention and by the intervention of the Bishop who also pleaded and prayed for those kidnappers.
“There was a request for ransom but the bishop pleaded and prayed for them and God intervened. The three persons were released without paying any ransom. It is a miracle.”
Describing the kidnap of the clergy as unexpected and sudden, the governor of the state, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, contended that Osun remains one of the most secure states in Nigeria despite the incident.