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Kidnaped septuagenarian regains freedom

By Samuel Oyadongha

Yenagoa—Fourteen days after her abduction by armed gunmen from her country home at Tungbo in the Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, the family of Grandma Lydia Epidi, yesterday, had cause to rejoice as they reunited with her.

Mrs. Lydia Epidi, it was learnt, regained her freedom in the early hours of yesterday after days of anguish in the kidnappers den in one of the remote riverine communities in Delta State.

Informed sources from Tungbo, where the victim was abducted, penultimate Sunday, said the septuagenarian woman was brought back to the community yesterday morning in a speedboat by persons who rescued her from the hands of her captors.

Vanguard learnt that she was rescued from the kidnappers’ den around the border area between Ekeremor council of Bayelsa State and a community in Delta following a shoot out.

It was also learnt that two persons allegedly involved in the plot were nabbed and brought along with the victim to Tungbo town where they were officially taken to the traditional ruler’s palace, Chief Amos Poubinafa who in turn alerted the police.

A police team from the Sagbama division it was further learnt was dispatched to Tungbo to effect the arrest of the suspects.


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