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Kidnappers demand more ransom from Super Eagles star

Kidnappers have now demanded an additional ransom of 15 million Naira after they received a first payment of three million Naira before they will release the mother of Super Eagles and Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu.

Ozuruonye Juliet Kalu was kidnapped Wednesday by unknown gunmen in the southeastern Nigerian town of Aba while driving with some of her children.

She was abducted, while the gunmen let go her children.

Efforts to reach the police command have so far proved abortive, but the Kalu family said they have been negotiating with the kidnappers.

In recent years, several of the country’s top stars like John Obi Mikel and Fegor Ogude have reportedly paid huge ransoms to kidnappers for members of their families to be set free.

Kalu broke into the Super Eagles last year after he impressed with French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.

On Monday, the former KAA Gent star was named by Nigeria on a squad for matches against Seychelles and Egypt later this month.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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