Attempt by suspected kidnappers to perpetrate their evil act in a church in Lagos yesterday was foiled by vigilant worshippers.
We learnt that the three men had disguised as worshippers and sneaked into the popular Celestial Church of Christ, Wonderland Parish, at Alaguntan along New Ipaja Road, in Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos with a plan to kidnap some children.
Their plan was however aborted by the mother of one of the children they had targeted who raised the alarm after noticing one of them trying to sneak out of the church auditorium with her baby.
One member of the gang was subsequently arrested by the worshipers while the remaining two escaped.
The suspect who had not been identified was beaten up by angry worshippers before he was handed over to the police.