The gunmen reportedly kidnapped Madam Siasia from her Odoni home in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State in the wee hours of Tuesday, November 17.
According to eyewitnesses, the kidnappers stormed the home of the national U-23 also known as Dream Team IV coach’s mother’s house and dragged her on to a waiting motorcycle.
The Bayelsa State Police Command’s spokesperson, ASP Ansinim Butswat, has confirmed the kidnap of Madam Ogere Siasia but assured that the police is making frantic efforts to rescue her.
There’s been no official response from the Nigeria Football Federation or Coach Samson Siasia, who is currently in The Gambia with his team for a 10-day training ahead of the 2nd Africa U-23 Cup of Nations taking place in Dakar, Senegal.
How the news of his mother’s kidnap some few weeks to a crucial tournament will affect his psyche and that of the team is yet to be seen but it is hoped that Madam Siasia will be released or rescued unhurt.