Kidnappers Release Airforce Officer 10 Weeks After Abduction As Wife, Cousin Remain In Captivity

Hyacinth Nwiy

Nurudeen Popoola, a squadron leader, of the Nigerian Air Force, who was abducted in December last year, has been released.According to Daily Post, it was gathered on Saturday that the Airforce officer is currently receiving medical treatment in an undisclosed hospital.Popoola was abducted along with his wife, Ganiyat Olawale-Popoola, and one of their cousins, Abdulmumuny Folaranmi at their residence within National Eye Centre Quarters, Mando, Kaduna.A family member had earlier in February this year, appealed to the concerned authorities to ensure the release of the kidnapped victims.DAILY POST learnt that the Airforce officer has been released after an undisclosed amount of money was paid.However, the kidnappers are yet to release the wife of the Airforce officer and the cousin.”As much as we thank God Almighty and everyone that has supported this cause, for sparing our brother’s life and bringing him back home, we are still saddened that the wife and our son are still held in the Kaduna forest.”Please help us continue to pray for the other two still in captivity so that they will be released without any conditions and in good condition,” he said.Another indigene of Iseyin, who spoke with DAILY POST confirmed that the officer was released on Friday.“He was released yesterday. He has been taken to a hospital. The bottom line is that he has been released. The wife and the boy who is a student have not been released. We are praying to God for their own release,” he said.