Nigerian police say they have rescued 77 people, including children, from the basement of a church in southwestern Ondo.
Reportedly, some people had been in the Church of All Bible Believers for six months and were convinced that they would soon witness the return of Jesus Christ.
Some have been reported to have been kidnapped, while others have come freely. A young woman told the Nigerian publicationPunchthat she decided to join the church because "her parents want to keep me away from God and create heaven." rice field.
Authorities attacked the church in response to complaints from her parents.
The pastor and other members of the church were arrested, police said.