Samson Siasia

Former Super Eagles striker and coach Samson Siasia says he is heartbroken over the abduction of his mother, Beauty Ogere Siasia, by kidnappers in his hometown.

According to Siasia, the kidnappers were yet to make contact with the church and his family.

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Concise News reports that Siasia’s mother was whisked away through the waterways to an unknown destination by armed men around 2:00 am from her home in the riverine Odoni, Sagbama Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of Monday.

It is the second time the septuagenarian has been kidnapped in the last four years, having suffered the same fate in November 2015 and was released 12 days later.

“I’m heartbroken as I speak now,” Siasia told the Punch.

“We are waiting for the kidnappers to make contact to tell us their demands so my mother can be released.

“I just don’t know why this keep happening but I just hope that she returns safe and in good health. That is the most important thing to me and my family right now.”

Siasia’s younger brother Dennis added that their mother was taken away without her Blood Pressure drugs and mobile phone.

He noted that the inability of their mother to remember phone numbers may have slowed down contacts from her abductors since she was taken away without her phone.

“Yes, the abductors have not contacted the family,” Dennis said.

“We have reported to the Police. She was taken away without taking along her drugs. Even if they ask her for our numbers, she would not be able to help because she cannot recall mobile numbers. We are full of prayers and hoping she would be released soon.”