The Nigerian Army has said that no ransom was paid to secure the release of Captain D Gana and three others abducted by suspected herdsmen along Auga/Akunnu highway in Akoko North-East LGA of Ondo State.
Army Spokesman, 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, Captain Ayorinde Omojokun disclosed this while confirming the release of the abducted persons on Thursday.
He further disclosed that the victims were rescued by a combined team including the Army.
Omojokun stated that the Army captain was released alongside two others on Wednesday night at a border town between Ondo and Edo states.
The abductors had demanded N20 million to release their victims who were whisked away to an unknown destination on Wednesday.
However, the abductors were said to have escaped before the rescue team arrived at their location.
The spokesman added that Gana is currently on his way to Ibadan, Oyo state, for a special assignment.
When approached for comments, Gana declined to speak about his abduction.
Meanwhile, the Ondo State Police Command has nabbed two men for shooting to death a leader of the Ogboni Fraternity, Stephen Akinkunmi.
Akinkunmi was reportedly shot in the Ore area of the state after he refused to enter his car as directed by gunmen who accosted him.
The incident was said to have occurred inside Saint Stephen Hotel, Ore on Thursday.