We were fed with garri in kidnappers' den - Enyimba's Ojo

We were fed with garri in kidnappers’ den – Enyimba’s Ojo

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Enyimba midfielder, Dayo Ojo has revealed that he was kidnapped by five kidnappers who fed them with just garri once throughout their three-days in their den, the sportsbay reports.

In an interview with Punch, Dayo who was abducted on Sunday March 22 and released after a ransom was paid said he was kidnapped, alongside others few kilometers away from a military checkpoint in Aba by men who spoke Fulani.

“Since they (kidnappers) didn’t hear from our families again, we were still in the same place. There was a heavy rain and we were in the rain for about six hours, we couldn’t change our clothes, we were not given water, we didn’t have our bath, we were just there.

“The only day they fed us was Tuesday (March 24) night, when they brought one cup of garri for five of us.

“They poured water on the garri and we had to use our hands to take it twice before they gave the next person. Whenever they said our families were not cooperating, they used the side of the cutlass to hit us.

“We were coming from Aba around 4.07pm, we got to a military checkpoint, they checked us and we later moved, not far from the military checkpoint, about one or two kilometres from there, we saw a pothole that was very big and required that we slowed down, I was the one driving,” he said.

He further stated that they walked all through the night from the Sunday they were kidnapped till the following morning.

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“We walked inside the bush throughout the night from the moment they picked us, it was terrible. We walked to a level that we had to sit down for one hour to rest, after that, they asked us to stand up again and move. We slept in different locations in the bush and started walking again.

“We walked through the night on Sunday till Monday morning, then they took us to a bush and asked us to sit down and started making calls. They didn’t give us anything to eat or drink. We were even begging them to give us water, they refused, they were only calling and discussing with our families.

“In the morning, when we got to another part of the bush, they brought out our phones and asked who we wanted to call in our families. They said they are kidnappers. That’s how we started calling our family members. I gave them the numbers of my brother and my former captain at Sunshine Stars Sunday Abe,” he said.

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