Chimenem Otto, the 2014 Gulder Ultimate Search winner, who was recently kidnapped in Port Harcourt has been released. Chimenem's elder brother, Orondaam Otto, made the announcement on Instagram on Friday. Oromdaam said his brother was released on Thursday night.
According to Orondaam, the seven days ordeal of his brother was the scariest thing that has ever happened to the family.
“The past 7 days have been the toughest and scariest days for me & my family.
“My younger brother got kidnapped while travelling into Port Harcourt. He was driving on Emuoha road and suddenly a group of men ahead of him randomly opened fire on his car forcing him to stop and he was abducted and taken into the forest.
“Unfortunately, the news found its way on several media blogs even when we never wanted it to and the kidnappers loved the media buzz and doubled the ransom with more threats.
“But because we serve a Great God who governs, protects and oversees the earth because He answers us when we call on Him, my brother was released last night unhurt and without a scratch after 7 days.
“Thanks to everyone who had heard the news and reached out to us. Your support and show of love filled our hearts when they were empty and I can’t thank you all enough.
“Our prayers have been answered and God has done what He alone can do best. My younger brother @ottocanon is free and safe. And I pray the same for our country.”