Ekiti Oil dealer recounts experience with kidnappers, says his abductors spoke ‘good’ Yoruba’


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An Ekiti oil dealer, Suleiman Akinbami, has narrated his ordeal in the hands of kidnappers saying those who kidnapped him spoke Yoruba fluently.

MrAkinbami was kidnapped  on January 10 by gunmen at one of his filling stations in Ado Ekiti, the state capital only to be released a week later in Kogi state after paying an undisclosed sum as ransom.

The Ekiti oil dealer ,while Narrating his experience in an interview with The PUNCH, said his abductors, claimed to be unemployed graduates, and had good command of the Yoruba and the English Language.

According to him, if they were not Yoruba, “they had been in Yoruba land for long”.

“They spoke good Yoruba and good English. I want to believe that if they are not Yoruba, they had been in Yorubaland for long. They spoke good Yoruba. They spoke good English as well. They claimed to be jobless graduates,” Akinbami said.

Corroborating Mr Akinbami’s claims , the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Gani Adams, Aare , had alleged that Yoruba elements constitute about 30 percent of security threats in the south-west.

Akinbami called on the government to find a quick and lasting solution to kidnapping which he said has become a trend.

“I am appealing to government; the economy is not helping matters; those in authority should try and see how they can help the unemployed graduates through employment creation. Let the youths have something doing,” he said.

“The truth is that without jobs, it will be easy to recruit them into kidnapping, and nobody will be safe. I appeal to the state government and the Federal Government to please find a solution because my case will not be the last.  Kidnapping has now become a trend. It is my prayer that we quickly find a solution to

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