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The Nigerian Police (NP) has disclosed that the kidnappers who abducted Micheal Obi, father of Super Eagles’ skipper, John Obi Mikel, have set him free last week .

Spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, made the revelation to newsmen on Tuesday in Enugu.

“Michael Obi, the father of the (Super) Eagles captain, has regained his freedom,” Amaraizu stated.

Amaraizu also added that the senior Obi’s captors did not hurt him after seizing him at gunpoint last Thursday evening in Enugu, but they forced him to walk for about five kilometers (three miles) barefoot in heavy rain.

He said the Eagles skipper paid a ransom of N10 million (about $28,000) to obtain the release of his father, who is in his sixties.

The police have not made any arrests, but they have assured that they are on the trail of the abductors. Obi senior has been kidnapped once before in the central city of Jos in 2011.

By Samuel Mayowa

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