- Gana, a Nigerian Army captain kidnapped in Ondo state, has regained freedom
- A statement by the force disclosed that he was released at a border town between Ondo and Edo
- Gana, whose abductors demanded 20 million ransom, is now heading to Ibadan for a special assignment
A Nigerian Army captain kidnapped in Ondo state, on Wednesday, May 13, regained his freedom from the captivity of his abductors alongside two others.
The officer and other victims were released at a border town between Ondo and Edo states barely hours after their abductors demanded a ransom of N20 million.
Speaking on the development on Thursday, May 14, Ayorinde Omojokun, spokesperson for the 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Barracks, Akure, disclosed that the officer, Gana, was freed at night in the neighbouring community.
Omojokun further disclosed that the army officer is currently on his way to Ibadan, Oyo state capital where he will report for a special assignment.
In a related report, Ekiti state commissioner for agriculture, Olabode Folorunso, has regained his freedom from his abductors.
Olabode and two others were kidnapped by gunmen on Sunday, April 26, at about 7:30 pm along Iludun-Isan-Ekiti road, but a councillor of Ilejemeje local government area of the state who was with him was shot dead on the spot.
The state commissioner for information and values orientation, Aare Muyiwa Olumilua, in a statement issued on the evening of Monday, May 4, said Folorunso was released “a few hours ago unhurt and has since rejoined his family.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Army said its troops killed nine Boko Haram insurgents in Mainok, Borno state, in a fresh gun battle on Wednesday, March 13.
Sagir Musa, the spokesperson of the army, said in a statement that gun trucks were also recovered from the insurgents while two soldiers were slightly injured.
The statement reads partly: “Troops of Sector 1, Operation LAFIYA DOLE have successfully staged an ambush at identified Boko Haram terrorists crossing point at Mainok-Jakana axis in Kaga local government area of Borno state at about 1830 hours on the 13th of May 2020."
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