Even if the results are not going their way yet, Nigeria Professional Football League side, Adamawa United Football Club have something to cheer about.
The abducted driver of the NPFL club Kabiru Mohammed, who was kidnapped in the early hours of last Saturday, has regained his freedom.
Kabiru was set free Wednesday night, FC confirmed on Thursday morning.
The driver was kidnapped along Benin-Ore-Lagos road when the bus in which he was driving the players and officials of the football club was attacked by gunmen who swooped on them from the bush.
The football team were on their way to keep a date with MFM Football Club in Lagos on a week 11 NPFL fixture.
Permanent Secretary of the Adamawa State Ministry of Youths and Sports, Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar Jada told Daily Post the team driver has been released, adding that he is also doing ‘fine’.
“I spoke with him, he was very coherent, he is on his way back now,” the sports ministry permanent secretary said.
Aliyu Jada who had been in contact with the kidnappers apparently discussing ransom terms added that the driver was released after a ransom was paid, but he did not disclose the ransom amount.
Jada expressed gratitude to the media for the publicity that the attack on his team and the driver’s kidnap got.
“I want to thank the media particularly SWAN; I have received calls from within and outside the country; we are very grateful for the publicity,” he said.