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Nigerian Police Say No Ransom Paid For Turkish Hostages by sloye5(m): 12:03pm On Jul 28, 2019
No ransom was paid for the release of four Turkish hostages held for a week by a gang of armed men in Nigeria’s Kwara State, police said on July 26.

Police Commissioner Kayode Egbetokun said at a press conference that the expatriates were released "unconditionally."

"One member of the gang named Buba was nabbed in Gbugbu village with an AK47 rifle on Thursday, while another member involved in negotiating the ransom was nabbed on the morning of 26/07/19.

"These arrests put pressure on the remaining gang members to release the Turkish hostages unconditionally," he said.

While showing the freed men to journalists, he said the police are searching for the other gang members.

The Turkish nationals- Yasin Çolak (33), Şener Paşa (40), Ergün Yurdakul (35) and Seyit Emre Çelik (25) -immediately underwent a preliminary medical check-up at a police facility in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.

Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria Melih Ulueren said the nervous wait was finally over now that the hostages were back.

“We have been in contact with the Nigerian authorities since the beginning,” he said, thanking everyone involved for their efforts.

One of the freed hostages, Yasin Çolak, said they would rest in the daytime and move constantly under the cover of darkness at night.

“We had bread and water for a week. We sometimes ate things like watermelon we found in nearby fields…We are fine now. Thanks for the prayers,” he said.
Re: Nigerian Police Say No Ransom Paid For Turkish Hostages by LUGBE: 12:07pm On Jul 28, 2019
Lie lie police
Re: Nigerian Police Say No Ransom Paid For Turkish Hostages by uboma(m): 12:12pm On Jul 28, 2019
The Nigerian Police will definitely cover up their inadequacy by lying that no ransom was paid. But we know the truth.
Re: Nigerian Police Say No Ransom Paid For Turkish Hostages by blackboy(m): 12:16pm On Jul 28, 2019
Why dont I believe the police.
Re: Nigerian Police Say No Ransom Paid For Turkish Hostages by sloye5(m): 1:26pm On Jul 28, 2019
Lol

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