“War would have broken out if I had been murdered” says Falae
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“War would have broken out if I had been murdered” says Falae

Iyene Etim

Chief Olu Falae who was recently kidnapped and released has said on Thursday while recounting his ordeal to the immediate former Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, that War would have broken out if he died in the hands of the Fulani Herdsmen.

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Falae was kidnapped on his farm in Ilado village, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State on  Monday, September 21 and freed on September 24, 2015 upon payment of a ransom.

He notes however he is only alive by God’s grace as his abductors attempted to take his life during the captivity.

Falae said, “God has a way of doing His things. I know God just decided to spare my life; God really saved my life. They tortured me, stripped me naked and did a lot of things to me in their den. They attempted to killed me but they did not succeed.

“I also thank God for making me to survive the ordeal because if they had killed me there, many lives would have been lost too, it would have become an ethnic war between the Yoruba and the Fulani. So I thank God that the matter did not get to that level.”

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