The kidnapped Vice President of Isoko North Local Government Area in Delta State, Chief Frank Esiwo Ozue has been released after four days in captivity.
Ozue was kidnapped last Sunday, September 10, along the Iwhre-Ovie/Oviri-Ogor road in the town of Ogor, off the Ughelli/Evwreni section of the east-west road.
It has been established that Chief Ozue was freed by his captors late on Wednesday night, September 14.
Family sources said the deputy chairman of the council was freed after apparently paying a 7 million naira ransom to his captors.
Chief Ozue also took to his Facebook page on Thursday morning to confirm he had regained his freedom, adding that he had been kidnapped by “Hausas”.
“Words are not enough to thank God for his mercy. Your favent prayers have truly been answered. I have regained my freedom from the devil extremists, the Hausas living in us, now transformed into Boko Haram in our communities. Truly, they are there. I will make a documentary about my 4 days of captivity.” he said.
Delta State Command spokesman DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the development, said the victim was reunited with his family.