The terrorist group holding Luis Diaz’s dad hostage has pledged to keep their word and free him. This is coming after the Liverpool footballer issued an emotional appeal to the criminals after his stoppage-time equalizer against Luton on Sunday.
According to the group, they just need security guarantees before freeing the 58-year-old because they are concerned for their own safety if they hand Mr Diaz over.
Luis Diaz said, “This is not Luis Diaz the player speaking. Today it is the son of Luis Manuel Diaz speaking.
Mane, my dad, is a hard-working family man, the pillar of our family and he’s been kidnapped.
I ask the ELN for the prompt release of my father, and I ask international organisations to work together for his freedom
Every second, every minute, our anguish grows. My mother, my brothers, and I are desperate, distressed, and without words to describe what we are feeling. This suffering will only end when we have him back home.
I beg you to release him immediately, respecting his integrity and ending this painful wait as soon as possible.
In the name of love and compassion, we ask you to reconsider your actions and allow us to have him back.
I thank Colombians and the international community for the support received, thank you for so many demonstrations of affection and solidarity in this difficult time that many families in my country find themselves experiencing.”
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