Kidnapped Nigerian footballers regain freedom


Two Nigerian footballers – one a Super Eagle International player – have been released from the Den of Kidnappers subsequent to being kidnapped on Sunday.

The Enyimba FC, midfielder in person of Ekundayo Ojo said that both he and Abia Comet’s Benjamin Iluyomade had “regained there freedom.”

The two footballers were kidnappeed on Sunday when a vehicle they were travelling in from Akure was attacked. Another player from Enyimba, Emmanuel James, was also in the car, but escaped.

“Our midfielder man, Dayo Ojo has regained freedom from his kidnappers,”his club tweeted

Dayo Ojo represented Nigeria well at senior level at the 2018 African Countries Title, and at youth level with the U-17 in 2010.

The updates on the capturing had come only hours after the news of an auto accident of two footballers from Ranger International – Emmanuel Ogbu and Ifeanyi George, who was likewise a Super Eagles player.

Enyimba football Club:

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

The footballers regain there freedom on Wednesday night following efforts of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), with support from Enyimba Football Club(EFC), the National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers (NANPF) and families of the players.

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 shows more concerns over the global corona virus pandemic, Covid-19.

The players has now be reunited with their families.”


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