Bornali Saikia, an Assam-born boxer, successfully returned to India after overcoming captivity in Nigeria.
Bornali Saikia, the boxer who embarked on a vacation to Nigeria on October 28, reportedly experienced the ordeal of unknown individuals forcefully detaining her. Concerns arose as there was a lack of communication from Bornali for a consecutive three-day period.
Following a tense silence lasting four days, Bornali broke her communication hiatus, reaching out to her family to reveal the distressing circumstances she was facing. According to her narrative, an individual named King allegedly seized her visa and passport after picking her up from the Nigerian airport against her will.
Speaking to the press, Bornali’s daughter provided insights into the alarming circumstances, stating, “On October 28, my mom travelled from Bangalore to Lagos, Nigeria, accompanied by an acquaintance of my father… Initially, things were okay, but recently, she has been deprived of food, essentially experiencing a situation of abduction.”
The daughter verified that Bornali embarked on a 14-day visa journey on October 28. Faced with distressing conditions, the family filed a First Information Report (FIR) at the Dispur Police station. They disclosed that Bornali Saikia had a return ticket booked for October 13 at 10:45 PM, facilitated by an individual named Swami Nayan Saikia. However, King obstructed Bornali from making it to the airport.