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Police rescue Mikel Obi's father from kidnappers a second time



Mikel Obi's father who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen has been rescued by Police officers in Enugu.

Michael Obi, the father of Super Eagles's captain Mikel Obi was kidnapped alongside his driver John Ishaya on June 29, on Makurdi-Enugu Road during a trip.

Pa Obi was on his way from Jos, Plateau State, in a  grey colour Toyota Prado Sports Utility Vehicle when he was abducted. His abductors demanded N10m as ransom from his family.

Enugu State Police Command released a statement via their Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, saying, operatives of the Ninth Mile Division of the command rescued Pa Obi and his driver in a forest in the Udi area of Enugu around 2pm on Monday. They were unhurt.



The statement read:
“The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, through  its operatives rescued Pa Michael Obi and his driver, one Ishaya John, unhurt in Egede Udi forest on Monday, July 2, 2018, around 2.30pm along old Egede-Affa Road, Enugu.
“They were rescued hale and hearty and pa Michael Obi and the driver have been reunited with their families.
 “Pa Obi and  and his driver were abducted  along Markurdi-Enugu Road on his way from Jos and taken to a thick forest.
“The abductors called to demand a ransom of N10m before policemen, acting on intelligence information, swooped on them, after which a gun duel ensued which forced the hoodlums to abandon their victims inside the forest and fled.”
This would be the second kidnap Pa Obi has survived. He was first kidnapped in August 2011.

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