A Methodist minister, The Reverend Dr Biodun Ogunbekun, was on Thursday, kidnapped by five gunmen in Ibadan.
The Reverend Ogunbekun, who was kidnapped at about 7p.m. at his farm at Kufi Area, along Olorunda-Aba road, was stationed at Methodist Church Nigeria, Akobo-Ojurin, Diocese of Agodi, Ibadan, capital city of Oyo State.

Addressing the Press in Ibadan on Friday, the Diocesan Bishop, The Rt Rev Amos Ajiboye said Rev Ogunbekun went to his farm to pick up something and was about leaving when the gunmen, who were also masked, gained entry into the farm and dragged him away with them into the bush on foot.

According to Bishop Ajiboye, two of the staff of Rev Ogunbekun were with him at the time of the incident, adding that it was one of the staff members that was opening the gate for their boss to leave when the gunmen swooped on them.