The insurgent group holding Luis Diaz’s father hostage has demanded “safety ensures” earlier than his launch.
The Nationwide Liberation Military (ELN) mentioned the continuing search by the navy and police “will delay the discharge and enhance the dangers,” Colombian media reported.
Luis Manuel Diaz was kidnapped at gunpoint alongside together with his spouse in Barrancas, Colombia on October 28.
Liverpool participant Diaz has appealed to his kidnappers to free his father instantly and put an finish to a “painful wait”.
His mom was left in a automotive after the kidnapping as police closed in, however his father was taken hostage.
Colombian worldwide Diaz got here off the bench to rescue a degree for Liverpool with an damage time objective at Luton City Sunday in his first sport since his dad and mom had been kidnapped.
The ELN reiterated its intention to launch Diaz’s father “as quickly as potential”.
However in an announcement signed by Commander Jose Manuel Martinez Quiroz, it added that the present scale of the search operation by Colombian authorities was delaying that course of.
“We’re doing our greatest to stop incidents with authorities forces,” the ELN mentioned. “The world remains to be militarized, they’re conducting flyovers, disembarking troops, deploying and providing rewards as a part of an intensive search operation.
“This case doesn’t permit the fast and secure implementation of the discharge plan, whereas Mr. Luis Manuel Diaz just isn’t in danger.
“If operations proceed within the space, they’ll delay the discharge and enhance the dangers.
“We perceive the fears of the Diaz Marulanda household, to whom we are saying that we are going to preserve our phrase to launch him unilaterally as quickly as we’ve safety ensures for the event of the liberation operation.”
Each of Diaz’s dad and mom had been held at gunpoint by left-wing ELN guerrillas in his hometown of Barrancas, within the northern province of La Guajira.
However though his mom was discovered later that day, his father stays lacking, as does the Colombian authorities a whole bunch of police and troopers deployed when looking out.
Diaz, 26, has not performed for Liverpool for the reason that Europa League win over Toulouse on October 26, however returned to the squad for Sunday’s Premier League match towards Luton.
After scoring the equalizer for his facet, Diaz lifted his shirt to indicate the message of “freedom for daddy” and later launched an announcement calling for his father’s launch.
“I encourage that they launch him instantly, respect his integrity and put an finish to this painful wait. Within the title of affection and compassion, we ask them to rethink their actions and permit us to get him again,” Diaz mentioned.