Kidnappers of Juliet Kalu, the mother of Super Eagles forward, Samuel Kalu have reportedly demanded a ransom of N50m for her release.
Mrs Kalu was kidnapped on February 27 at Umuamacha Umueze in Abia State on her way home.
According to her son, the kidnappers initially demanded a ransom of N3m but refused to release her after the money was given to them.
Kalu, who plies his trade at French club, Girondins Bordeaux, was informed of the situation immediately and expressed worry about the safety of his mum after the kidnappers demanded the ransom for her release.
“Please help me beg them to release my mother because my ambition is to do everything within my powers to help the Super Eagles win the forthcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
“We waited the whole night, we did not see her. The next morning, they called again that they wanted more money; that the money (earlier paid) was given to another person. Now they are asking for a ransom of N15m.
“The police is aware. The Commissioner of Police in Abia State knows about it too,” Kalu added in a telephone interview from France to today.ng.
Kalu, who was on Monday named by coach Gernot Rohr in Nigeria’s squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Seychelles and the friendly clash against the Pharaohs of Egypt later this month may not be in action due to the trauma he is going through.
Also, it remains unknown if he will be in action for Bordeaux when they take on Montpellier in a Ligue 1 game on Tuesday (today).