Nigerian footballer Christian Obodo abducted

Jun 11, 2012, 08:37 IST | AFP

Nigerian police yesterday vowed to rescue international footballer Christian Obodo unhurt after he was kidnapped near the oil city of Warri on Saturday

“Obodo was kidnapped in Effurum (near Warri). We are making all diligent efforts to ensure that he is rescued unhurt,” Delta State police spokesman Charles Muka told AFP. 

The player’s family said Obodo, who last season played for Lecce in Italy’s Serie A, was driving alone in his car following a visit to a relative when he was taken by gunmen.

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