Ogere Siasia, the mother of Nigerian footballer and coach, Samson Siasia, has been abducted again in Odoni, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, according to her son and the footballer’s brother, Dennis Siasia.
This comes barely four years after she was first abducted and millions paid out as ransom for her release.
The 76-year-old woman alongside two others were said to have been abducted this early morning at about 2:00 a.m.
Dennis Siasia said the kidnappers have not been in touch, but the police have been informed about the development and rescue efforts have begun.
The abduction marked the latest in a string of violent seizing of Nigerians from their homes, offices and highways by deadly kidnap-for-ransom criminals, a menace across the country.
Dennis Siasia said his footballer brother, who was celebrated as a player and as a coach, has been informed of the incident and had been cooperating with law enforcement authorities to secure the release of their mother.