Dayo Ojo, a football player with Enyimba Football Club of Aba, has been abducted by gunmen in Ondo State.
Ojo was kidnapped on Sunday alongside a friend identified as Benjamin Iluyomade of Abia Comet.
The two footballers were waylaid on Benin-Owo Road in Ondo State.
Another player identified as Emma James, who escaped the attack, confirmed the kidnap to journalists.
It was gathered that the gunmen had reached out to Enyimba coach for ransom payment.
Tee-Leo Ikoro, Ondo State Police Command spokesperson, confirmed the incident.