The Nigerian Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has showed huge appreciation to the Nigerian police for safely rescuing his father from kidnappers. Mikel Obi’s father who was kidnapped before the Super Eagles’ encounter with Argentina last Tuesday was rescued by police on Monday.
He said kidnappers demanded 10 million naira (around $30,000) to release his father. Obi, a former Chelsea player, told KweseESPN that he did not tell anyone in the team or his coach Gernot Rohr about the kidnapping.
“I was confused. I did not know what to do, but in the end I knew that I could not let 180 million Nigerians down,” Mikel said.
Pa Michael Obi also expressed his thanks to the police “for a job well done” moments after he was rescued from his abductors on Monday in a “gun duel,” police said. It is the second time Pa Obi has been kidnapped and rescued. The first incident was in 2011 when he was abducted from his home in Jos in Nigeria’s central region. He was rescued days after. Police spokesman Ebere Amaraizu announced the rescue and details of the abduction in a statement Tuesday.
“He is now recuperating with family. My family and I are grateful.”
Taking to Twitter. the Super Eagles player thanked the police for the rescue of Pa Micheal Obi and also everyone for their kind words. See what he wrote;