Gunmen Abduct Female Commissioner In Bayelsa

Gunmen Abduct Female Commissioner In Bayelsa

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on December 20, 2015
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The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Local Government Madam Serefina Otazi, was on Sunday, December 20, 2015 abducted by gunmen, family sources told newsmen.

The commissioners nephew, Mr. Patrick Oba said she was kidnapped in Otuoke at gun point on her way to attend funeral at Ewoi Community in Ogbia Local Government Area.

The kidnappers reportedly whisked away the victim who was in company of two ladies when they attacked and took away her car keys.

Otazi had served as Commissioner for Women Affairs and Acting Chairman of Ogbia LGA.

Mr Endurance Frank, a family member, told NAN that the family had reported the incident to the Police and prayed that the victim would be released unhurt.

Nancy Dickson, the sister to the Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Seriake Dickson was also kidnapped in the state on Saturday.

Asinim Butswat, an assistant superintendent of police and spokesman for Bayelsa Police Command, confirmed the development to NAN in Yenagoa.

Butswat said Nancy, 26, was abducted in her shop located on Okaka Road, Yenagoa the state capital, on Saturday.

Butswat said the gunmen, who drove in an ash Lexus SUV, trailed Nancy to her shop and whisked her away at about 2.50 p.m.

The spokesman said police had commenced stop and search on vehicles in Yenagoa to track down the perpetrators.

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