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Kidnappers have released an Ibadan-based hotelier, Oyedokun Oyeniyi, his wife, Busayo; and seven other members of their family who were recently abducted.

Confirming the release of the victims, Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, Adewale Osifeso, said that the nine captives were released on Tuesday.

He told The PUNCH: “Yes, they have been released, please.”

Naija News had reported that the victims were kidnapped at a hotel in Ajaawa, near Ogbomoso town in Oyo State as the family prepared for a burial ceremony last Saturday.

The kidnappers who pretended to be lodgers arrived at the hotel at about 10 p.m. and shot sporadically into the air before taking away Oyeniyi and the others.

After they were kidnapped, their abductors demanded N32 million as ransom before they were released.

The victims were released after an undisclosed amount of money was paid to the kidnappers.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has condemned the recent killings in the state by suspected herdsmen.

Ortom while reacting to the attack on Abegana village, disclosed that 70 people have lost their lives to attacks in Makurdi, Guma and Gwer West local government areas.

The Benue State Governor further stated that the attack on the IDP camp in Abegana, where seven persons were killed, should make President Muhammadu Buhari convey security summit to discuss insecurity in the country.

Ortom said, “We are being overstretched and the people are fed up. We all cast our votes for President Buhari. He must not continue to be aloof. He must tell us where we are going in this country. The body language of the President shows that he is the President of the Fulani people.”

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.