I need government’s help to free my mother – Siasia

Samson Siasia

Former Nigeria international, Samson Siasia, has called on the government to assist him in rescuing his kidnapped mother, Beauty Siasia.

Mrs Siasia, 76, was kidnapped on July 15 in Odoni community, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.


She had earlier been kidnapped in November 2015, spending 13 days with her kidnappers until a ransom of about N600,000 was allegedly paid.

Speaking with BBC Sport on Tuesday, Siasia said he was more concerned about his mother’s health.

“The police said it’s been difficult to track these kidnappers, but my great concern is that my mother is very sick,” he said.

“For someone who is unwell to be held against her will is not only callous but heartbreaking and sad.

“So I can only keep appealing to these guys to please let my mother go. I would like for the government or whoever is capable to help me bring my mother back.”

Police in Bayelsa have said that the constant change of location by the kidnappers was making rescue efforts difficult.

“What more can I do but plead for assistance from the government, police and my country that I served as a player and coach,” Siasia said.


“My mother is seriously sick and this bothers me a lot. I don’t know where or who to turn to at this point.

“I’ve not had a job for three years, battling with a Fifa ban appeal and to have my sick mother in the hands of kidnappers, I just feel extremely tired.”