Ex Super Eagles star, Christian Obodo kidnapped again


Former Super Eagles midfielder, Christian Obodo, has been kidnapped again in Warri Delta state, LailasNews can confirm.

He is a Nigerian former footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

Ex Super Eagles star, Christian Obodo kidnapped again

According to a report by The PUNCH, the 36-year-old was abducted when he stopped to buy bananas along Refinery Road, Warri in Delta State.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, Onome Onovawakpoyeya, told the media outlet;

This is the second time the former Udinese midfielder has been kidnapped by gunmen.

The former Nigeria international was abducted by unknown gunmen on June 9, 2012, on his way to church in Warri.

Obodo is not the only Nigerian footballer to have been abducted by kidnappers, ex-defender Onyekachi Apam was also a victim in 2007.

Brother of current Super Eagles assistant coach Joseph Yobo was kidnapped in 2018 at Port-Harcourt and was released ten days later.

Mikel Obi’s father, as well as the mother of Samuel Kalu, were also abducted in 2019 but police secured their releases a few days later.

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