Bogotá, Oct 29 (EFE).- The Colombian president, Gustavo Petro, assured this Sunday that the Government has deployed all its capacity to try to find the father of soccer player Luis Díaz, forward for Liverpool and the national team, kidnapped yesterday in the Caribbean department of La Guajira.
Petro referred to this kidnapping after voting this Sunday in Bogotá in the elections for mayors and governors, and pointed out this fact as one of the disturbances of public order before the elections.
“We have maintained contact with the soccer player Luis Díaz on the part of the Government, the National Police; his mother was recovered yesterday and we have all the disposition, all the public force has been deployed so that the his father,” said the president.
The parents of the Liverpool scorer, Luis Manuel Díaz and Cilenis Marulanda, were kidnapped on Saturday afternoon when they were traveling in a vehicle they owned through the Los Olivos neighborhood, in the town of Barrancas (La Guajira), where he is from. the player.
However, the police pressure deployed as soon as the news of this kidnapping that has shocked the country became known, led to the rescue of the athlete’s mother, while the search for the father continues.
The director of the Colombian Police, General William Salamanca, who moved to the area to take charge of the situation, contacted the soccer player to tell him that they are making every effort to rescue his father who, according to locals, may have been taken to Venezuela since Barrancas is a border municipality.
“We are here in La Guajira, on an order from the president that the director guide and direct the operation to rescue your father. Yesterday we managed to rescue your mother; she is safe and sound,” Salamanca told the soccer player in a phone call.