The mother of the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Bayelsa election has been kidnapped.
The 100-year-old Madam Ebifieghe Dikoro was abducted from her country home in Furupa, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, October 29, 2015.
Her son, Mr. Wilberforce Agiri, is the running mate to the APC governorship candidate and former governor of the state, Chief Timipre Sylva.
The abductors are yet to contact the family for ransom.
According to reports, the gunmen invaded her home at 1 am yesterday in three speedboats. The abductors shot sporadically into the air to ward of any counter-attack from community vigilantes and whisked the old woman away. They escaped into the mangrove rain forest without a trace as at press time.
The state Police Command spokesman, Astimin Butwat has confirmed the incident. He says the details of the kidnapping are still sketchy.