Kidnappers have abducted a former Super Eagles player, Christian Obodo in Delta.
A former Nigerian international has been abducted after stopping to buy banana. According to Punch, former Super Eagles midfielder, Christian Obodo was kidnapped again in Warri Delta state on Sunday. He is a Nigerian former footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. 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 “Obodo was kidnapped at about 5pm on Sunday around Ishaka Hotel just along Refinery Road,” “He was with his girlfriend when he was abducted. They both stopped by the road to buy bananas.” 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.