Breaking: Gunmen Kidnaps Samson Siasia's Mother



Samson Siasia, Nigeria's U23 Coach
According to the information gathered from a reliable source this morning has it that the Nigeria’s U23 Football team coach, Samson Siasia’ mother has been kidnapped by gunmen. An eyewitness report has it that the gunmen invaded the family compound of the Siasia’s this Tuesday morning at Odoni community, Sagama Local Council Area in Bayelsa State and with force, kidnapped the mother of Samson Siasia with motorcycle.

So far, the Bayelsa State Police Command spokesperson, ASP Ansinim Butswat, has confirmed the incident but said that details were still sketchy.

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While speaking to the media on the sad development, Mr Samson Siasia who was more like in a state of confusion said: “Right now I am confused, from the story I got, three men on motorbike stormed my parents’ house in my village Odoni in Bayelsa State, shot sporadically into the air before taking my old mother away on a bike. What do they expect from me? I don’t have money, I am right now on national duty, and need all the time to concentrate on this very important national task. So, I beg them to please release my mother so that I can concentrate on this task of qualifying the U-23 National Team for the men’s football event of the Rio Olympics.”

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has spoken through their website appealing to the kidnappers to please release Samson Siasia’s mother so that he will be able to concentrate on the national task entrusted on him. The NFF president, Amaju Pinnick said; “This is quite disturbing. We are just preparing for a crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match, and the U-23 boys are already in The Gambia for a pre-Cup of Nationstraining camp. Why this? All we can do is to appeal to the kidnappers to free Samson Siasia’s aged mother. Samson is on a critical national assignment presently and the last he needs is this kind of distraction.”
The 72 year old Mrs Ogere Siasia should be released please. She did nothing wrong to deserve this kind of torture at her age. Moreover, who will be taking care of her husband, Samson Siasia’s father who is visually impaired?


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Unfortunately, this sad news is coming days after Samson Siasia and his team escaped a plane crash on their journey to The Gambia.