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Police confirm release of Redeemed pastor, Adediran, in Calabar

A pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Calabar, Sunday Adediran, who was kidnapped on November 13 at Ikot Eneobong area in Calabar has been released.

This is coming lesser than 24 hours after the police personnel in Calabar announced they have launched a manhunt for the kidnappers.

The kidnappers gained entry into the pastor’s apartment through the roof of the building and whisked him away.

Confirming their release, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo, on Monday said, “The Commissioner of Police, Mr Aminu Alhassan, issued a strict order to men of Anti Kidnapping and Cultism Squad to go for their release and immediately, they swung into action.

“I want to commend the swift action of SP Awodi Abdulhameed and his Dragon squad, their efforts yielded result and I can confirm to you that the victims are now in safe hands”.

NewsWireNGR gathered that a teacher who was kidnapped along with the pastor was also rescued.

Ugbo however did not mention the name of the teacher rescued but appealed to the public “not to wait until something happens before they report, they should always report strange movement around them to curb this kind of ugly incident”.

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