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My abductors actually came for someone else, released Methodist priest says

Rev. Abiodun Ogunbeku, the kidnapped priest of the Methodist Church Nigeria, who spent five days in captivity of his abductors before he was released, has revealed that wrong information from the kidnappers’ informant made him a victim after he was whisked away from his farm at Kufi area along Olounda-Aba Road, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Speaking after his release, Rev. Abiodun said; “My abductors actually came for someone else in another farm. They had an informant, but I will not be able to expatiate further on that. My Thursday routine is to go to the farm around 4pm and leave by 6pm because of church activities.

Continuing, he added that; “I was kidnapped around 6.30pm by five fully armed Fulani/Hausa youths. After taking me out of the gate of my farm, we were joined by five other boys whose ages could be between 18 and 24. We walked a long distance in the forest for five days.

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Rev. Abiodun also revealed how he survived the harsh conditions he was exposed to for days without food or water.

“As a minister of God, I am used to staying without food and water for days so I was not affected by the lack of food. We slept on the bare ground in the forest. I am aware they have partners in the town and I knew they made contact with them on the telephone. They spoke in their language but I could not understand. They also spoke very bad pidgin English.

“On the ransom paid, I will not want to dwell on that but let me say that whoever says he does not pay ransom to escape from those kidnappers is not speaking the truth.” He added.

 

 

 

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