My Abductors Were Fulanis In Army Uniform – Abducted Eze Ndigbo Of Ondo Community Speaks After Regaining Freedom


Chief Donatus Okereke, the Eze Ndigbo of Ifon in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, who was released on Friday evening, said his abductors were Fulanis dressed in army uniform.

Chief Okereke was kidnapped last Monday and spent five days before he was released, The Nation reports.

Speaking to newsmen at his residence, Okereke said: “It was on Monday, around 8:30 after morning mass. Then, I prepared to embark on a journey to Owo.

“On getting to Elegbeka junction. I started hearing gun shots, I had no option than to stop because the bullets were too much.

“One of them was wearing an Army uniform. They then dragged me to a bush and threatened to kill me if I failed to keep quiet and cooperate with them.

“We spent eight hours in the bush, close to where I was abducted. We later trekked the whole night. The following day, we did the same thing. We actually trekked for three nights.

“I was then released on Thursday around 11pm after payment of ransom.

“At first, they demanded for N100m for my release but after much negotiation and begging, they insisted on the ransom of N20m, threatening me that if I didn’t pay them, they will kill me.

“As you can see, I have not settled down, so my wife has not told me if they later reduced the ransom.My abductors are purely Fulanis.”

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