Michael Obi, who runs a transport company, had not been seen or heard from since he failed to return home from work in Jos, the capital of Plateau State in central Nigeria. However, the ordeal has now ended. "Earlier today Michael Obi called his family to advise them that he had been released by his abductors," Sport Entertainment & Media Group (SEM) said in a statement. "SEM have waited until now to release this information, to ensure that Michael was safe. "John Obi Mikel would like to thank everyone in Nigeria, his family and friends, Chelsea FC and their fans and his agents for their total support during this terrible time." Desmond Agwu, director of the State Security Service (SSS) in Plateau State, told Kick It Out Nigeria: "He has been found and is currently at a police Station in Kano."