How Two kidnapped Footballers regain Freedom in Ondo

Enyimba midfielder Ekundayo Ojo and Abia Comets’ Benjamin Iluyomade, who were kidnapped on Sunday have regained their freedom after paying undisclosed ransom.

The gunmen were said to have received huge ransom before setting them free.

The footballers were released on Wednesday night following combined efforts of Enyimba Football Club , security agents and families of the players.

The Two-time CAF Champions League champions, Enyimba International have confirmed his release in its Twitter handle.

The Super Eagles B team midfielder was kidnapped on Sunday evening on his way to his base Akure, Ondo State from Abia State after the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) embarked on break due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Ojo was kidnapped alongside Abia Comets player Benjamin Iluyomade while another Enyimba player, Emmanuel James escaped the kidnapping.

Enyimba media on Wednesday night confirmed the release of Ojo and Iluyomade via their official Twitter account.

It would be recalled that the footballers were kidnapped along the Benin-Owo expressway as they journeyed to Akure following the suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League amid concerns over the global pandemic, Covid-19.

The players have since reunited with their families.

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