Kidnapped footballers regain freedom

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Two footballers, Enyimba midfielder Ekundayo Ojo and Benjamin Iluyomade of Abia Comet who were kidnapped in Ondo state on Sunday evening have regained their freedom.

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

It was gathered that they were set free after the payment of undisclosed amount of money.

It would be recalled that the footballers were kidnapped at Ipele 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 been reunited with their families.

Contacted, spokesman for the Ondo state police command, Tee Leo Ikoro confirmed the story.

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