The five kidnapped leaders of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics in Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igbo-Ora, have regained freedom on Saturday night.
Sources at the school told The PUNCH that they were allegedly released after payment of N5m ransom.
The source said, “We just secured their release this night after payment of five million contributed by our members.
“I want to tell you that we have lost confidence in the Nigerian Police Force. Those who kidnapped our leaders were Fulanis.
“We are going to stage a protest to the government secretariat to remove totally the ‘Kara’ market in this area. We will down tools until the market is totally removed.”
InsideOyo.com reports that the ASUP Chairman, Opadijo Oluyide, his Secretary, Mr. Gbenga Alayande and three others were kidnapped on Thursday night along.
They had attended the Joint Action Committee of unions in all the six Oyo State-owned tertiary institutions at Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki.