The mother of current head coach of Nigeria’s U-23 football team, Samson Siasia has been kidnapped. The gunmen stormed the family residence of the Siasia’s in the early hours of Tuesday morning at Odoni community in Bayelsa State,forcefully whisking her away on a motorcycle. The kidnappers are yet to demand ransom from the family.Speaking to the media on the incident, a distraught Siasia 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.”
NFF president, Amaju Pinnick has appealed to the kidnappers to release the 72 year old mother of the coach saying “Samson is on a critical national assignment presently and the last he needs is this kind of distraction,”