My ordeal in kidnappers’ den – Siasia’s mother speaks

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The 80 years old mother of Samson Siasia has spoken of her 75 days experience in the custody of her abductors, who freed her yesterday.
“It was terrible,” she said asking: “Why do they like to kidnap me?”
Madam Beauty Uguoere Siasia inadvertently answered the question, saying, “They said my son is a millionaire.”
It was the second time she was being kidnapped. The first time in November 2015, she was released after 12 days in captivity. Perhaps, those who did it then made a haul and returned or it is a new team seeking new avenue.
Around 2a.m on July 19, some armed men stormed her home in Odoni, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Madam Siasia said after whisking her away to an unknown place, her assailants fed her with garri and bought drugs for her.
Admitting that they “took care” of her by not beating her and sometimes preparing soup for everybody in their camp to eat
She said: “I was in my house when they came to kidnap me. They took me to their place. They took care of me. I was sick and they bought me drugs. They cooked and gave to me. They didn’t beat me. There were days that there was no food. Those days they drank garri and gave me garri to drink as well.
”Sometimes, they cooked soup, prepared garri and we ate. But on Sunday, they told me we had stayed for too long and they were tired of our problem. They carried us on a flying boat and dropped us in a village. I don’t know the name of the village.
”They carried us to their chairman’s place. I don’t know the man. But they called him Seifa. As I am talking to you, I am not well. Before they took me, I was ill. I wanted to go to the hospital”.
On the type of house where she was kept, Madam Siasia said: They put us in a small house and use tarpaulin to cover the top.”

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