Liverpool player and mildfielder, Luis Diaz’s parents were abducted in Barrancas, Colombia, when they were stopped by armed individuals on motorcycles. While his mother, Cilenis Marulanda, was successfully rescued by the police, his father remains missing.
President Gustavo Petro has initiated a search operation for Diaz’s father, while the country’s police director, General William Salamanca, is utilizing all available resources to find him. The 26-year-old Liverpool midfielder’s parents were reportedly taken while they were traveling home, initially stopping at a petrol station in their truck when they were confronted by armed men on motorcycles.
Both the army and the police have joined forces to assist in the search efforts. Colombia’s soccer federation expressed its deep concern about the situation and urged the authorities to rescue Diaz’s father. They released a statement showing solidarity with Luis Diaz and his family and called for a swift resolution of the situation.
The Colombian attorney General’s office is also actively involved in the case, working alongside a team of specialists, prosecutors, CTI officials, and investigators from the police and military to locate the individuals, understand the sequence of events, and identify those responsible.
Luis Diaz was not part of Liverpool’s match-day squad for their Premier League game against Nottingham Forest. Liverpool issued a statement emphasizing their hope for a safe and prompt resolution of the matter, with the player’s well-being being their top priority during this challenging time.
May all football fans & lovers on behalf of Luis Diaz, pray for the well being & safe return of Luis Diaz’s Dad.