A petroleum dealer in Ekiti State, Suleiman Akinbami, has revealed that those who kidnapped him spoke Yoruba and English languages fluently.
Akinbami was abducted on January 10 by gunmen at one of his filling stations in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.He was released a week later in Kogi State after paying an undisclosed sum as ransom.
Narrating his experience in an interview with The PUNCH, Akinbami said his abductors, who claimed to be unemployed graduates, had a good command of both Yoruba and English languages.
According to him, if they were not Yoruba, they had been in Yorubaland for long.
“They spoke good Yoruba and good English. I want to believe that if they are not Yoruba, they had been in Yorubaland for long. They spoke good Yoruba. They spoke good English as well. They claimed to be jobless graduates,” Akinbami said.
He called on the both the federal and state governments to find a quick and lasting solution to kidnapping which he said has become a trend.
“I am appealing to government; the economy is not helping matters; those in authority should try and see how they can help the unemployed graduates through employment creation. Let the youths have something doing.
“The truth is that without jobs, it will be easy to recruit them into kidnapping, and nobody will be safe. I appeal to the state governments and the federal government to please find a solution because my case will not be the last. Kidnapping has now become a trend. It is my prayer that we quickly find a solution to it,” he said.