Ekundayo Ojo is currently in custody of kidnappers on Sunday, March 22, afternoon at Ipele town, after Ifon in Ondo State, cited on Twitter.
It is understood that Enyimba international midfielder was heading back home from his base in Aba before he was nabbed in Akure.
The Super Eagles midfielder was not the only caught in the web of kidnappers, but his teammates Benjamin Diomande and Emmanuel James were also victims but managed to escape.
So far, nothing has been heard from the former Sunshine stars midfielder since he was captured by men of the underworld.
Ojo has featured for Nigeria at the U17, U20 and the senior levels and was of the member home-based Super Eagles side that made it into the finals of CHAN 2018.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles and Wilfred Ndidi are among names of Nigerian footballers shortlisted for honours at the 7th Award Ceremony of the Nigeria Pitch Awards.
In the King of the Pitch category, Man United striker Ighalo alongside Lille star Victor Osimhen, Leicester City midfielder Ndidi will are in strong contention for the top award.
The Queen of the Pitch award will be a tough battle between Onome Ebi, Asisat Oshoala and Chiamaka Nnadozie.
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