Gunmen on Sunday night he kidnapped two players from Owerri's Heartland Football Club.
The players – Dayo Ojo and Benjamin iluyomade – were kidnapped by the bandits along the Benin-Akure highway in Ondo State.
The two were traveling to Akure after the club declared a holiday for the team due to the COVID -19 pandemic in the country.
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Ondo state police command spokesman Tee-Leo Ikoro confirmed the kidnapping of the players.
He said police detectives were sent by the command to rescue the players.
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