- Christian Obobo has explained that he is now feeling unsafe in Nigeria following second kidnap
- The former Udinese star played 21 games for the Super Eagles scoring four goals
- The 36-year-old was kidnapped in Warri, Delta state and was later released losing some money
Former Super Eagles midfielder Christian Obodo has explained that he is still battling to cope with the pains he went through when he was kidnapped for the second time in his life.
The 36-year-old former Udinese star was recently abducted in Warri, Delta state when he was trying to buy fruits for himself and his family.
While packing the fruits inside his car, some gunmen attacked him, and for the fear of his life, he did not argue with them and was taken to an unknown place.
Obodo explained that he was blindfolded by his abductors who threatened to shoot him if he failed to cooperate with them.
He explained while speaking with speaking with BBC that it was a bad experience for him.
“They started punching me and one of them threatened to shoot me in the head if I don’t stay calm and quiet, it was at this point that I explained to them who I was and probably not who they were looking for.
“One of them recognised my name as a footballer and that was when I knew I wasn’t targeted, but randomly picked up by these guys.
“It was really traumatising because the motives were unclear and being subjected to another abduction is very cruel.
“They took my diamond earrings, wrist watch, necklace and demanded for money, but I told them I only had my bank cards.”
Before retiring from international football, Christian Obodo played 21 games for the Super Eagles scoring four goals.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Kelechi Iheanacho has been spotted telling Sierra Leone striker Kei Kamara in training in Freetown that the Super Eagles players landed in their country with anger.
This is because of the 4-4 draw the Super Eagles were forced to by Sierra Leone in Benin in the first leg of their 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifier.
Sierra Leone were so superb in the duel as the Super Eagles surrendered a 4-1 lead for the tough encounter to finish in a draw.
Nigerian football lovers were angry and stormed the social media after the game with some claiming that the Nigerian Football Federation should fire coach Gernot Rohr.
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