Abdul told the Reporter: "People in the Somali community with ties to Anisa, who are distant relatives of hers, helped fund her trip to Amsterdam and then to Toronto. "I am sure they know where she is now and have regular contact with her, and are keeping her up to date with what is happening over here." But Abdul - who is unemployed and now lives in Hulme - said they were refusing to tell the police the whereabouts of his two sons. Abdul said Anisa had repeatedly threatened to take the two boys back to Somalia - which has no functioning government and is widely thought to be one of the most dangerous countries on earth. He added: "I was devastated because I did not know where my children were for months after they disappeared, and I was worried sick about them."