Siasia Cries for Help Over Kidnapped Mum, Says its been 10 weeks

Doris Ukaonu
Siasia Cries for Help Over Kidnapped Mum, Says its been 10 weeks
Samson Siasia

Former Nigeria coach and player, Samson Siasia says there is still no news concerning his abducted mother, 76-year-old Mrs. Ogere Siasia who for the past ten weeks has been held hostage in Bayelsa, Southern Nigeria.

In an interview with BBC Sport, Siasia said that the police admitted difficulty in tracking the kidnappers. “For someone who is unwell to be held against her will is not only callous but heartbreaking and sad”. He noted.

Siasia said he can only keep appealing to the kidnappers to set his mother free adding that he would like for the government or whoever is capable to help him bring back his mother.

This is the second time Mrs Siasia has been kidnapped in four years. The first time was in 2015, she was held captive for 12 days by unknown gunmen.

The former Super Eagles coach has had a few communications with his mum which made him believe she is sick.

“What more can I do but plead for assistance from the government, police and my country that I served as a player and coach,” he said.

“My mother is seriously sick and this bothers me a lot. I don’t know where or who to turn to at this point.

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Siasia Cries for Help Over Kidnapped Mum, Says its been 10 weeks

“I’ve not had a job for three years, battling with a Fifa ban appeal and to have my sick mother in the hands of kidnappers, I just feel extremely tired.”

However, the police division in Bayelsa State has disclosed that they are doing all they can to deliver her unharmed.

 

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