The abducted driver of Adamawa United Football Club, Kabiru Mohammed, on Wednesday night was released by his abductors after spending five days in the kidnappers’ den.
Recall that Mohammed was abducted along Benin-Ore-Lagos road when the bus in which he was driving the players and officials of the football club was attacked by gunmen.
Adamawa United Football Club had a match to play with MFM Football Club in Lagos on a week 11 NPFL fixture before the incident.
The Permanent Secretary of the Adamawa State Ministry of Youths and Sports, Aliyu Abubakar Jada, who confirmed the release, said the driver was in sound mind when he spoke with him on phone.
“I spoke with him, he was very coherent, he is on his way back now,” the sports ministry permanent secretary said.
Jada further stated that the driver was released after a ransom was paid, but he did not disclose the ransom amount.
Recall that the abducted of Mohammed had earlier requested the sum of N50 million which was later reduced to N1 million.
Jada expressed gratitude to the media for the publicity that the attack on his team and the driver’s kidnap got.
“I want to thank the media particularly SWAN; I have received calls from within and outside the country; we are very grateful for the publicity,” he said.