Eze Ndigbo has said that his abductors were in army uniform.
The abducted Eze Ndigbo of Ifon, in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, Donatus Okereke, who was on Friday evening released from captivity said his abductors were northerners dressed in army uniform.
Okereke was kidnapped last Monday and spent five days in captivity before he was released.
Speaking to newsmen at his residence, he said, “It was on Monday, around 8:30 after morning mass. Then, I prepared to embark on a journey to Owo. On getting to Elegbeka junction. I started hearing gunshots, I had no option but to stop because the bullets were too much.
“One of them (the shooters) was wearing an army uniform. They then dragged me to a bush and threatened to kill me if I failed to keep quiet and cooperate with them.
“We spent eight hours in the bush, close to where I was abducted. We later trekked the whole night. The following day, we did the same thing. We actually trekked for three nights.
“I was then released on Thursday night around 11 pm after payment of ransom.
“At first, they demanded N100million for my release but after much negotiation and begging, they insisted on collecting N20million, threatening that if I didn’t pay them, they would kill me. “As you can see, I have not settled down, so my wife has not told me if they later reduced the ransom. My abductors are purely northerners,” Okereke said.