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Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has expressed appreciation to the Nigerian police for rescuing his father from captivity.
Pa Michael Obi, along with his driver, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on June 29, few hours to Nigeria’s World Cup match with Argentina in St. Petersburg, Russia.
But he was rescued by men of the Enugu state police command on Monday, who engaged the kidnappers in a gun battle.
“I would like to thank the police authorities involved in ensuring the safe return of my father after the ordeal of this week,” Mikel said via his tweeter account.
He also thanked Nigerians for their prayers, as well as support. “I will also like to thank everyone for their kind words of support. He is now recuperating with family. “My family and i are grateful,” he concluded.
John Mikel got wind of his father’s kidnap few hours to the match against Argentina, but was warned by the abductors not to tell anyone, who vowed to kill Pa Michael Obi.
Despite this, Mikel went ahead to play the match without telling anyone of his predicament. This would mark the second time in seven years that Pa Michael Obi has been kidnapped.
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