Kidnappers Demand N150m To Free Siasia’s Mother


Samson Siasia

Head coach of Nigeria’s U-23 team, Samson Siasia, has revealed that those who kidnapped his aged mother, are demanding for N150 million.

Siasia, who is currently with the Dream Team VI in Gambia, admitted he was gradually losing hope about his mother’s release, as those he expected to take up the case are acting unconcerned.


“My friend as I speak with you my faith in getting my mother released from the kidnappers’ den is fast diminishing because those that are supposed to handle the matter since I am on national duty seems not to be concerned at all,” he told NationSport.

“My family contact that is discussing with the kidnappers is still discussing with them and they have not changed their position on the N150 million ransom request. But all my hope is in God Almighty to touch the hearts of the kidnappers to free my mum.

“My State government has not said anything about the matter and the worst scenario is that the National Sports Commission, led by the Minister of Youths and Sports Solomon Dalung and the Director General of the NSC Mallam Al-Hassan Yakmut has not called me or any member of my family to identify with us in this our trying period. I am not happy at all. It is very sad,” Siasia said.

“I have not yet had anything from the Federal Government on what they are trying to do to rescue my mother. At least everybody knows that I am on national duty and I am very worried about my mother while here in Gambia. I have not heard anything and I want to know what they are doing on my behalf.”

A younger Siasia, Moses, who is contesting in the upcoming governorship elections in Bayelsa, also blasted the state and the federal government.

“The Governor of Bayelsa State Seriake Dickson has not called any member of the family; neither has any of his aides done so, at least to show love, affection and identify with us and also proffer ways of solving this problem. It’s only the DSS (Department of State Services) that has come to our aid, that has been assisting us,” he said.

SEE ALSO: Samson Siasia’s Mother Kidnapped In Bayelsa

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