Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, has thanked the Nigerian Police for securing the release of his father who was kidnapped on June 26, 2018.
In a post he shared via Instagram on Tuesday, he said his father has been reunited with the rest of the family and is now recuperating.
Pa Michael Obi who was kidnapped along with his driver, Ishaya John, was rescued by the police on Monday around 2:30 pm in Egede Udi forest of Enugu State.
They were abducted along Markurdi Enugu road on Friday afternoon while on their way from Jos in a grey coloured Toyota Prado jeep.
“The abductors then started calling the families to demand a ransom of N10 million but the operatives acting on intelligence information swooped on them. A gun duel ensued which forced the hoodlums to abandon their victims inside the forest and they were promptly rescued,” the police said in a statement on Monday.
In his reaction, Pa Michael Obi extolled the response and efforts of the police which led to their rescue, noting that he is alive and healthy.
A team of doctors from the police medical unit later conducted a medical check on him at the office of the Commissioner of Police and confirmed that he is hale and hearty.
This is not the first time Mikel Obi’s father will be kidnapped.
He was previously kidnapped in Jos in 2011 while he was travelling home from work.
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