The Adamawa State Government has paid a ransom of N1million to secure the release of Kabiru Mohammed, the bus driver of the Nigeria Professional Football League side, Adamawa United, who was abducted by gunmen six days ago.
The NPFL side were attacked by gunmen on Friday night while on their way to Lagos for their match-day 11 clash with MFM FC. The players and other team officials were release but the driver was abducted.
Permanent Secretary, Adamawa State Ministry of Youths and Sports, Aliyu Abubakar Jada, confirmed on Thursday that Kabiru was released after a ransom of N1m was paid to the abductors.
He said, “Kabiru was released late yesterday night after the ransom was paid along the Benin-Ore Expressway, where he was kidnapped.
“We sent representatives to pick him up. After the abductors counted the money, they released him to his relatives, but that was after so much delay to ensure that there were no security personnel around.
“He was abducted on Friday at about 6.45pm and spent about six days with the abductors, and that’s why we’ve asked him to stay with a relative in Enugu so he could get proper rest. He sounded fine and healthy but we want him to get two days rest because of the stress he had gone through.
“We thank God he has been released because something worse could have happened despite paying the ransom.”