We drank water from ponds where cattle drink while we slept on rocks and were made to trek long distance during our captivity"
The Oluyani of Iyani Akoko, Oba Sunday Joel Daodu, who recently regained his freedom from the hands of the hoodlums, who abducted him about five days ago stated this while narrating his ordeal in the hands of his abductors.
Oba Daodu, disclosed that the incident happened at exactly 4.30 pm on Sunday. He said that he left his home town at 4.00pm on Sunday on his way to Akure when they suddenly ran to the abductors at a spot in Oba Akoko.
According to him, the abductors whom he first thought were armed robbers were shooting at close range and was forced to stop, but one of the young men shot the tyre of his car and dragged him and a chief who was on the wheels at the time into the bush.
The monarch disclosed that the men who were looking haggard marched them into the bush .
The Oluyani, who said they kept moving all the four days of their captivity, added that sometimes they sat on rocks whenever their abductors wanted to rest.
Describing the experience as a bad one, Oba Daodu said it is an experience that he would not want even his enemy to pass through.
" We were in the bush climbing hills and sleeping on top of rocks. It was a bad experience, it was terrible, I don't want even my enemy to pass through".
"I did not know there was Easter."
According to him, he along with his co- abductees interacted a lot with the kidnappers and they disclosed that they were forced to do the job because of the bad economic situation in the country.
Their leader even asked me to pray for him so that he can quit the job"
Meanwhile, Oba Daodu has called on the federal government to provide adequate security for traditional rulers in the country by attaching security personnel to them for their safety.
Equally, the monarch called for the recruitment of more able bodied Nigerians into the police and also increase the number of police check points on the nation's highways.
Similarly, the traditional ruler has also called on parents to see that they instill good morals in their children by giving them religious education and also inculcating discipline in them.
The monarch also thanked the people of Iyani, his home for their support and prayers during his days in captivity and the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the security outfits in the state for responding promptly to the situation.
In the same vein, Chief Samuel Olugbenga Giwa, the Shaba of Iyani, who was abducted along with the monarch while thanking God for their lives said the experience in the hands of the kidnappers was indeed a harrowing one.
Chief Giwa, who is also the second in rank to the Oluyani said he was accompanying the monarch to Akure on the said day and was also the one driving the vehicle they were travelling in when they ran into the group all of a sudden.
According to him, the men were wearing masks all through, but later took off the masks when they became more acquainted with them.
In the meantime the Olubaram of Ibaram, Oba Olusegun Atibioke has called on the government to make the issue of security in the country a serious issue.
Oba Atibioke particularly want government to provide security details for traditional rulers to ensure their safety.
Similarly, the Emeriti of Eriti Akoko, Oba Ogunleye Amos has also called on government to make provisions for security votes for traditional rulers to take care of security in their domains since they are also the Chief Security Officer there.
A community leader in Akoko, Alhaji Ibrahim Kilani who described kidnapping as dangerous called on government to do the needful before the trend eats up the nation.
Alhaji Kilani also called on governments to create jobs for the youths and also put in place social security scheme that will cater for the jobless and the old people.