Luis Diaz’s Father Set to Be Launched After ELN Guerrilla Kidnappers Verify Familial Ties with Liverpool Star

LUIS Diaz’s dad can be launched by his kidnappers, Colombian terrorist group Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional (ELN) has confirmed.

Luis Manuel Díaz Jimenez, 58, was taken hostage at gunpoint alongside his spouse final Saturday and kidnapped from their house city of Barrancas in La Guajira, Colombia.

Luis Diaz’s dad and mom had been taken hostage at gunpoint final SaturdayCredit score: instagram/@luisdiaz19_

Colombian terrorist group ELN has confirmed it will release Diaz's dad

Colombian terrorist group ELN has confirmed it should launch Diaz’s dadCredit score: Colombia Police

Diaz's mother, centre left, was rescued shortly after the pair were kidnapped last week

Diaz’s mom, centre left, was rescued shortly after the pair had been kidnapped final week

It comes after the left-wing ELN rebel group was recognized on Thursday because the group liable for the seizing the Liverpool winger’s dad and mom.

Rebels later claimed duty and supplied the Diaz household a glimmer of hope, promising to launch Luis Manuel inside “hours”.

ELN consultant Juan Carlos Cuellar stated: “We should recognise the state of affairs you’ve gotten heard within the information is true and the ELN goes to free Mr Diaz’s father as quickly as potential.”

The terrorist group has now revealed it has begun the method to launch Luis Manuel.

It stated in a press release obtained by El Colombiano: “We salute Colombia and the Caribbean.

“We’re in solidarity with the households who expertise ache and tragedies because of unemployment, the legal violence of paramilitarism and the abandonment of the State.

“The corruption of political clans is the primary risk to the soundness of the area.

“The Northern Conflict Entrance has instructions with financial missions and certainly one of them carries out a privation of freedom, which, after being reported and verified that it’s the priest of Lucho Diaz, is guided by his launch as a result of he’s a member of the family of the good sportsman that all of us love as Colombians.

“From that second on, the discharge course of begins and we need to keep away from any incident. Agency within the seek for the paths of peace, with the mandatory transformations that the nation wants. From the Caribbean.”

The kidnap by the communist ELN rebels is believed to have been masterminded by a 40-year-old feminine fighter known as Patricia.

It comes following hypothesis the winger’s father was being taken to Venezuela.

Luis Manuel and Diaz’s mom, Cilenis Marulanda, had been reportedly at a petroleum station in Barrancas after they had been approached by two armed males.

Police launched a determined seek for the lacking couple.

It was later reported Diaz’s mom had been discovered protected and was taken into police safety after the guerrilla group left her in a automotive.

In the meantime, Luis Manuel was dragged away by members of the ELN.

Cilenis made her first look for the reason that kidnapping earlier this week and demanded her companion’s launch, as Diaz urged members of the general public to march in solidarity together with his household.

Colombian authorities confirmed the ELN had been behind the kidnapping on Thursday.

Chief of the Colombian authorities’s peace delegation Otty Patino stated on the time: “At present we’ve got had official data that the kidnapping was perpetrated by a unit belonging to the ELN.

“To the ELN, we demand the speedy launch of Mr Luis Manuel Diaz and we remind them that it’s their duty to ensure his life and integrity.

“We remind the ELN that kidnapping is a legal follow, in violation of Worldwide Humanitarian Regulation.”

A reward of 200million Colombian pesos (£41,000) is being supplied in return for data on Luis Manuel’s location as officers proceed their search.

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