Mother of former Nigerian coach kidnapped.
Beauty Ogere Siasia was seized from her home in southern Bayelsa state by two armed assailants at around 02:15 , relative Olotu Frederick told AFP. Gunmen yesterday abducted the mother of former Nigerian football national team coach Ogere Siasia, relatives said, in the latest kidnapping targeting a sports star.
Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially in southern states, where rich Nigerians and foreign oil workers have often been seized during unrest by militants wanting a greater share of crude revenue. Relatives of high-profile sports figures have also been targeted repeatedly by gangs.
The father of then national team skipper John Mikel Obi was abducted last year in southeastern Enugu state before a ransom was paid for his release. Siasia’s mother was earlier taken in 2015 and held for 13 days before a ransom was exchanged.
Siasia was a national team player who went on to coach the Super Eagles for two stints in 2010 and 2016.
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