Gunmen abduct monarch’s mother, grand daughter in Bayelsa

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By Samuel Oyadongha

Yenagoa — Un-known gunmen have reportedly kidnapped the mother of the paramount ruler of the coastal town of Agrisaba in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State and her grand daughter.

The woman, identified as Mrs. Ikhiogha Walter, aged 74 and her grand daughter, Miss Yellow Tamuno Joseph were abducted Sunday at about 6.30 a.m.

She is mother to the Obanema of Agrisaba, HRH, M.S. Walter Agiri, who was appointed some months back in the wake of the chieftaincy tussle that rocked the community.

It was reliably learnt that the kidnappers were masked and stormed the community in two boats.

“We learnt that the gunmen came in two boats and approached the aged royal mother to inquire on how permission could be obtained before the flag of the umbrella body of Ijaw youths council could be hoisted in the community,” a source said.

It was gathered that immediately the woman  identified herself and tried to seek one of her details to assist the visitors, she was abducted.

“The grand daughter suspecting that the masked men were up to no good, tried to alert the people but was abducted,” the source added.

Contacted, yesterday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alex Akhigbe, confirmed he incident, saying the police are working round the clock to rescue the victims.

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