Mrs Beauty Ogere Siasia, mother of Nigeria’s U-23 team coach, Samson Siasia, has regained freedom from her abductors.
Mrs Beauty, 72, abducted on November 16 was abandoned by her abductors earlier on Saturday, police sources said.
Her freedom was secured by the police anti-kidnapping unit in Bayelsa State.
Spokesman of the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed her release, saying she was rescued in the early hours of Saturday.
Kidnappers in the south-south region of Nigeria make a fortune from the crime, but it was not stated if a ransom was paid by the Siasia family.
Samson Siasia is presently leading Nigeria at the CAF Under-23 championship in Senegal.
The release of Coach Siasia’s mother could be a boost for the team in the tournament, as players were said to be in jubilation when the news of her release got to them.