Kidnappers release Samson Siasia’s mother


The police in Bayelsa State have confirmed that abductors have freed the mother of Nigeria’s Under-23 national team coach, Samson Siasia.

Bayelsa Police spokesman, ASP Asinim Butswat, said the kidnappers freed the victim following a clampdown on their location by men of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of police in the state.

Butswat said Madam Beauty Ogere Siasia, 72, who was abducted on November 16, was dropped off at about 1.30am on Saturday.

He said the police were cautious and professional in the operation to ensure that the hostage was freed unhurt.

“She is hale and hearty and has been reunited with her family and the police have intensified efforts to arrest the fleeing suspects,” he said.

An excited Siasia, is currently in Senegal with his team for the 2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, said “Thank God! She’s back home now I got the news this morning to,” in a message sent to