The National Liberation Army (ELN) guerilla group has promised a happy ending to the kidnapping of Luis Diaz’s parents.
The Liverpool player’s mother was released just hours after the abduction, but his father has been missing for 10 days.
The Colombian scored an equalizer for Liverpool against Luton yesterday and displayed a sign reading “Freedom for Dad”, and after the match called on the ELN to release his father.
The group responded to Díaz’s call and confirmed their intention a few days ago to release his father, but they also want guarantees from the authorities who are looking for the kidnapped Luis Manuel Díaz with a huge number of police and military.
“Already on November 2, we informed the authorities about the decision to release Mr. Diaz. We have initiated the process of his release and we hope that this will happen as soon as possible.
We’re trying to avoid an incident with government forces, but as part of the search operation, the area is militarized, drones are flying, and military units are offering a reward for information on our location.
The situation does not allow us to implement our plan and release the hostage.
The longer the operation by government units continues, the more the release of Mr. Diaz will be delayed. We understand the pain of his family, to whom we want to say that we will keep our promise the moment we receive assurances of both our safety and his safety.”he wrote in the message, which was personally signed by the ELN commander – Jose Manuel Quiros.