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Kidnappers abduct Enyimba, Abia Comet players in Ondo

Anthony Iwuoma

Suspected kidnappers on Sunday evening abducted two footballers at Ipele town in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State on the Benin-Akure highway.

The two footballers, Dayo Ojo and and Benjamin Iluyomade of Eyimba Football Club and Abia Comets, respectively were on their way to Akure, the Ondo State capital, from the East when they were attacked and taken away at gun point.

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Though details of how the duo was kidnapped are not yet clear, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident and said the police were already trailing the gangsters to release of the victims.

He added, however that one of the players had been rescued by the men of the state police command.

“We have been able to rescue one of the players and our men are already in the bush after the kidnappers. I will get the details of incident as soon as I get the information from the DPO of Ipele,” the PPRO stated.