Super Eagles of Nigeria star, Fegor Ogude, is disturbed by the disappearance of wife, Maimunat, three days ago; while Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has begged the police for help.
Kogi state born Maimunat Ogude was kidnapped on Monday night by gunmen who stormed their home a few hours after the player left the house.
The Russian-based player explained that the kidnappers are yet to contact any member of the family, almost 72 hours after she was whisked away from their family house in Warri, Delta state, on Tuesday.
“I am very worried,” Ogude said.
“The kidnappers have not made any contact with any member of the family and this is three days after. I am very anxious that nothing untoward should happen to my wife.”
Meanwhile, Pinnick said: “I am calling on the Nigeria Police to please expedite action with regards to the search for Fegor’s wife. The player is very, very worried in Russia where he is based and he can no longer concentrate on his professional duties.”
“Fegor Ogude served this country meritoriously and was in the Super Eagles that brought glory to Nigeria at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. I am making a special appeal to the Police to intensify the search for Mrs Maimunat Ogude, but I also call on the kidnappers to consider Fegor’s contributions to Nigeria football and release his wife immediately, hale and hearty.”