Four unidentified gunmen have abducted Super Eagles midfielder Christian Obodo.
Obodo was kidnapped early Saturday morning in front of a church in Effurun, Warri, Delta State by four gunmen.
The midfielder was driving in the car with a customised plate number ‘Obodo 5′ around 9.20a.m on Jakpa Road when the kidnappers blocked his car and seized him.
His abductors were said to have tailed the footballer after he reportedly went to a club in Warri Friday night.
The gunmen left his car in front of the church at New Layout, Effurun and took him away in their own car.
A top official of the Delta State government who plead anonymity confirmed the unfortunate incident to SuperSports.
“Yes he has been kidnapped. The details are still sketchy but I was told he was on his way to church this (Saturday) morning with his car that has registration number ‘Obodo 5.’
“Apparently his car’s registration may have attracted his kidnappers because he went clubbing last (Friday) night in the same car,” the government official said.
There has been no word yet from the kidnappers.
Christian Obodo’s kidnap is the first high-profile footballer abduction in the country.