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Mother of Super Eagles forward Samuel Kalu set free by kidnappers



It’s good news for Super Eagles star Samuel Kalu whose mother has been set free by kidnappers who held her for almost a week.

Mrs Ozuruonye Juliet Kalu was on Wednesday, February 27 abducted by some unidentified gunmen along Okpulu Umuobo area of Aba in Abia State, Nigeria.

The kidnappers who seized her from her car on that fateful day had reportedly demanded a ransom of N50m.

But according to Police in Abia State, the footballer’s mum has been released although it is known if the ransom was paid.

“She was released around midnight (2300 GMT) on Monday and she has been reunited with her people,” Abia state police spokesman Godfrey Ogbona told AFP.

“Circumstances surrounding her release has not been disclosed to me for now.

“But we are still investigating the incident in a bid towards ensuring that those who carried out the act are arrested and brought to book.”

Upon her abduction, the kidnappers had reportedly demanded a ransom which they upped per day.

Kalu who plays his football with Bordeaux in France will now be in better state of mind ahead of his side’s Ligue 1 clash against Montpellier on Tuesday, March 5.

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