The children were seized from their mother, Mariam Ofili  at the gate of their residence at Osubi area of Warri by four armed men while returning from church on Wednesday.

While the woman escaped for safety, her five kids were abducted by the gunmen, who whisked them away in her Sports Utility Vehicle with registration number, MIMI 1.

She immediately put a distressed call to the police. After a hot chase led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police and other teams, the abducted kids were later rescued.

The hoodlums were chased up to Ozoro area where they later abandoned the mothers SUV and ran into a nearby bush.

The rescued kids have re-united with their parents and the police is still on the hunt for of the fleeing criminals.