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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fulani herdsmen working for Boko Haram – Falae

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The former Secretary to Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, has revealed that six Fulani herdsmen kidnapped him on Monday and made him trek 30km from Ilado where he was taken, to Owo.

He also said he was made to sleep in the bush for three days as the kidnappers changed their locations every four hours.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday directed the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to ensure the rescue of the former minister.

While speaking with Governor Olusegun Mimiko, who paid him a visit at his residence in Obaile, Mr. Falae said he believed the herdsmen were working for Boko Haram.

The Afenifere chieftain said he was made to sleep on the bare floor throughout his stay with his captors.

A family source, who said he was present when Mr. Falae explained his ordeal, said he was not certain if ransom was paid.

“Baba has just narrated his ordeal to some of us. His abductors made him to trek from his farm to Owo. Baba also said he was sleeping on the ‎ground since his kidnap,” the source said.

“We can’t say if any ransom was paid for his release. According to Baba, when he told the kidnappers that his family only had N2million, they asked him if he thought the amount was enough for‎ Boko Haram.”

Mr. Arase had told journalists that no ransom was paid before Mr. Falae secured his freedom, adding that policemen had been making effort to rescue the former minister since Monday.

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