Gunmen abduct Bayelsa monarch, two others


Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a traditional ruler, a 50-year-old woman and a middle-aged man at Otuabula Community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State The Trumpet gathered.

According to the community sources, the incident happened at about 1 am on Monday, when heavily armed gunmen numbering about 20 invaded the community and abducted the victims.

They identified those abducted as the deputy paramount ruler of the community, Chief Otia Isomom, Mrs Lucy Osain and Mr Friday Abah. They were taken into a waiting speedboat and sped off.

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A resident of the community who witnessed the incident was stabbed with a dagger but luckily escaped from being kidnapped by the gunmen.

Police spokesman in Bayelsa State, SP Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the kidnap said that the police were intensifying efforts in rescuing the abducted victims, while investigations were ongoing to apprehend the culprits.

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