Former Super Eagles midfielder, Christian Obodo, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen along Refinery Road, Warri in Delta State.
The Fidelinfo gathered that Obodo, 36, was abducted by the gunmen when he stopped by to buy bananas on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, Onome Onovawakpoyeya, told the press.
“Obodo was kidnapped at about 5pm on Sunday around Ishaka Hotel just along Refinery Road,” Onovawakpoyeya told The PUNCH.
“He was with his girlfriend when he was abducted. They both stopped by the road to buy bananas.”
She added that no demand has been made for his release.
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.
But the day after he was taken, police tracked his abductors to Isoko, just outside Warri, where they found Obodo and arrested some suspects.
The 2006 AFCON bronze medallist, who described his ordeal eight years ago as a “terrible experience”, miraculously escaped from the abductors, before nearby villagers and a vigilante group, rescued him and informed the police, who trailed the abductors to Isoko.
Europe-based footballers and their relatives have been a target of kidnappers in recent years.
BREAKING: First Class Kaduna Emir Dies
Emir of Lere in Lere Local Government area of Kaduna state, and a former army General,His Highness, Abubakar Garba Muhammed is dead.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that the first class Kaduna monarch died on Saturday morning, according to family sources.
Sources also confirm that the traditional ruler will be buried by 5pm today.
BREAKING: Saraki Committee Fails, As Violence Mars PDP Northwest Congress
The Ongoing Northwest Zonal Congress of the People’s Democratic Party has suffered a setback as violence erupted at venue of the Congress holding in Kaduna.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that the cause of the latest round of violence has not been determined as at the time of filing this report.
It will be recalled that the Bukola Saraki led reconciliation committee had given the greenlight for the Northwest and Southwest Congress to hold, as it claimed efforts to reconcile factions had been successful.
In the same vein Saraki Committee recently suffered another failure when the late Buruji Kashamu faction of the PDP in Ogun state defected to the ruling APC despite the committee declaring end to years of feud in the state’s chapter.
Bauchi Jailbreak Attempt Caused By Mobile Phone – NCS
The Nigeria Correctional Service has disclosed that the attempted jail break at the Bauchi Correctional centre was as a result of an attempt to smuggle a mobile phone into the centre.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that an officer tried to smuggle in a mobile phone for inmates, which is clearly illegal and against the rules.
Reports indicates that a scuffle ensued when inmates who wanted to benefit from the deal had a face off with other officers who busted the plan and enforced the rules.
The commission also affirmed that 2 officers and 5 inmates sustained injuries in the disturbance, and have been treated and discharged.
The restive inmates have also been put under control while the staff involved is undergoing interrogation, as ordered by the State Controller. This regrettable development is being investigated.
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