After three days in the den of kidnappers, the former Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF) Chief Olu Falae, on Thursday afternoon regained freedom.
Chief Olu Falae who was yesterday escorted back home by security operatives after been kidnapped for 4 days said he slept on the floor during that time and trekked several kilometers with his kidnappers. Falae said this while narrating his ordeal in the hands of his abductors to the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko who visited him after he was excorted home by the Police. He said he had been kidnapped Fulani herdsmen who invaded his farm on Monday.
According to him, after he was kidnapped he was made to trek with the herdsmen from his farm located at Ilado in Akure North to Owo in the same state.
Falae told the governor that for the four days he was with the Fulani herdsmen he slept on bare ground and trekked several kilometers throughout the night to get to the hideout of the kidnappers.
According to him, when his family offered to pay N2 million, his abductors said: “Is it Boko Haram that your family wants to give N2 million?”
A family member said that their father said that any time he was exhausted, one of the eight herdsmen, took turns to carery him on their backs until they got to Owo. In an interview after he accompanied Chief Olu Falae home, IGP Arase said:
“The important thing now is that Baba Falae is back home safe and sound according to the mandate given to me by the President.
“President Muhammadu Buhari gave me a mandate and that is what I have done exactly, rescuing Baba Falae and bringing him back home safe and sound.’’
He vowed that the Police will continue to battle insecurity. According to him:
“We are going to diversify our strategy so that hoodlums will not overwhelm the state.
‘’We will continue to degrade, catch and bring them to book.
He said that no ransom was paid and that nobody has been arrested.