Kidnapped Nigerian footballers freed – BBC Sport


Ojo has five caps for Nigeria

Two Nigerian footballers – one a Super Eagles international – have been released after being kidnapped on Sunday.

Enyimba FC, for whom midfielder Ekundayo Ojo plays, said that both he and Abia Comet’s Benjamin Iluyomade had “regained their freedom.”

The pair were taken on Sunday when a vehicle they were travelling in from Akure was attacked. Another player from Enyimba, Emmanuel James, was also in the car, but escaped.

“Our midfielder man, Dayo Ojo has regained freedom from his kidnappers,” the club tweeted