Kidnapped Adamawa FC Driver Finally Freed



The driver of Adamawa United Football Club, Kabiru Mohammed, who was kidnapped last weekend, has been released. (Read here)


The driver was released around 11.30pm on Wednesday, February 24 sources said Thursday morning.


The Adamawa United FC driver was kidnapped along Benin-Ore-Lagos road when the bus was attacked by gunmen who swooped on them from the bush.


The gunmen had taken the money and phones of players and officials of the team and abducted the driver. The driver had since been held by the kidnappers who asked for a ransom of N50 million.


The football team had been on their way to keep a date with MFM Football Club, Lagos, on a week 11 NPFL fixture, a game they lost 2:0 at the Agege Stadium.


Permanent Secretary of the Adamawa State Ministry of Youths and Sports, Alhaji Aliyu Jada, said the freed driver is hale and hearty.

“I spoke with him, he was very coherent, he is on his way back (towards Yola) now,” the permanent secretary said.


Jada, who had been negotiating the terms of release of the driver, did not disclose how much was finally paid to secure the release.

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