No fewer than 50 children have been rescued from an underground apartment in a church in Ondo town, Ondo State.
The children are believed to have been kidnapped and held on the premises of the church which is in the Valentino area of Ondo town.
The Ondo State Police spokesperson, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the development to Channels Television.
She said the children have been moved to the police headquarters and investigations are ongoing.
The pastor of the church and some members of the congregation have been arrested and more updates are expected from the police on the matter.
Those arrested are currently being quizzed by the police at the Criminal Investigation Department.
It is unclear the total number of children involved but it is believed that they may be as many as 50.