Offa Kidnapped businessman regains freedom

Lukman Ibrahim, the kidnapped businessman from Offa, has been released.

After paying a N2 million ransom, he was released by gunmen alleged to be Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday at 1930 hours.

According to Metro Times, Lukman was kidnapped on June 26, 2021, while driving home along Offa-Ojoku route, where his pregnant wife was also shot dead.

His release could not be confirmed by the spokesman of the state police command, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, as efforts to reach him proved abortive and a text message sent to him was not replied.

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However, sources in the family and an intelligence source told DAILY POST Tuesday evening that Lukman had been released by his captors.

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Recall that the state police command rejected the ransom demanded by the kidnappers, saying it will not enter into negotiation on ransom payment with kidnappers based on principle.

The command also said it will not encourage families of kidnapped victims to do so.

However, Lukman’s family eventually parted with N2m for his release which the kidnappers allegedly rejected initially as they insisted on the N20m ransom.

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