The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Hon. Ishola Balogun Fulani, who was kidnapped by Fulani gunmen last Friday alongside the party’s Secretary, Chief Sunday Bode Adekanye, on Sunday, recounted their ordeal at the den of their abductors.
Balogun-Fulani, while speaking with newsmen at the palace of Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, shortly after a visit of appreciation to the monarch, said they paid ransom before they were freed by the kidnappers.
The APC chairman who was silent on amount paid, however, confirmed the gunmen demanded N40m and N30m from him and his secretary.
He said that all the effort by security operatives sent by Commissioners of Police in Kogi and Niger States and even the deployment of helicopter by the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, yielded no result while they were held in the bush.
He also said they trekked for about 10 hours from 7:30am to 4:00pm in the forest without food or water.
He further gathered that the abductors demanded for the phone numbers of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed to negotiate with them.