Alhaji Mohammed Jamiu, a businessman who had been held captive for over two months, has finally been released.
Jamiu was kidnapped from his home in Idare Quarters, Okene Local Government Area, Kogi State, on July 9, 2022, during the Sallah celebration.
His kidnappers entered his residence shortly after he returned from Eid praying grounds, posing as business associates.
According to a source, the victim was released by the abductors on Thursday night.
Though the ransom paid before his release is unknown, the source stated that a reasonable sum was paid to the kidnappers.
According to the source, “They just released our brother, Alhaji Mohammed Jamiu Idris. We have been praying for over two months to see that this come to pass. Even though we paid ransom for his release, we thank Almighty Allah that he came back alive.”
The source added that it is not the first time Jamiu, the owner of Always Petroleum and Energy Service Limited had an encounter with kidnappers.
He was said to have been kidnapped in 2019 in Okene in one of his fuel stations but was rescued by military operatives after a few days in captivity, with one officer and kidnapper killed in the encounter.