Abductors who kidnapped the twin children of popular Ibadan-based Muslim cleric, Sheik Taofeeq Akeugbagold, have released them after eight days in captivity.
The Sheikh announced the release of his children via his Facebook page this morning.
“ALHAMDULILLAH! AT 5.30 AM OF SUNDAY 3RD MAY, MY ABDUCTED TWIN KIDS ARE RELEASED TO ME BESIDE A BUSH AFTER 8DAYS IN AN UNKNOWN LAND. THANKS TO U ALL FOR FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT, JAZAKUMULLAHU KHAIRAN. ABERE MI BO SINU OKUN, OLOUN YO PADA FUN MI.” he wrote
On Saturday April 25, gunmen stormed Sheik Taofeeq Akeugbagold’s home in Ibadan, Oyo state and abducted his children. They contacted Taofeeq asking for £100, 000 ransom. Yesterday he told the media that he was in talks with the abductors to reduce the ransom.