Gunmen, who kidnapped the driver of the Adamawa United Football Club, in Benin, Edo State capital, have demanded a N50 million ransom.
The players were attacked along Benin-Ore Expressway while on their way to Lagos for a football match.
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The Vice Chairman of the club, Abdullahi Abdulkadir, told our reporter that the kidnappers contacted him earlier morning on Saturday, threatening to kill the driver, Alhaji Kabiru, if they do not get the money.
“The kidnappers contacted me this morning around 6am, asking for N50m or they kill the driver”, he stated.
Abdulkadir disclosed that the gunmen robbed the players of their phones, money and food before taking the driver into the bush.
“We lost contact with the players until 11 pm on Friday when the team manager told me that they had been robbed of their valuables and our driver abducted by gunmen around 6:30 pm.”
“We are in a state of shock over the incident but we have informed our superiors and are awaiting response”, he noted.