Gunmen Kidnap Jonathan’s Cousin, A Commissioner For Local Government In Bayelsa



LESS than 24 hours after four armed gunmen kidnapped Governor Henry Seriake Dickson’s sister, Nancy Ke‐merovo Dickson, another set of armed men have abducted cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

She is the Commissioner for Local Government in Dickson’s government.

Investigations indicated that the woman, identified only as Mrs Otazi, was kidnapped in Ewoi community, Ogbia Local Government area of Bayelsa State.

The gunmen were said to have stormed the community Sunday afternoon and went for their target.

Police Public Relations Office (PPRO) of Bayelsa State police command, Mr Ansim Butwats who confirmed the incident, however, said police are investigating the matter to know the identity of the woman.

A top security source said Mrs Otazi is Jonathan’s relative and that security operatives are already investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, Twon Brass has been thrown into mourning following the death of a business woman and hote‐lier, Mrs Mudilyn Soukipreye Debo in the hands of kidnappers over the weekend.

The deceased who owns one of the big hotels in the coastal community, Miti- Soki hotel was strangled to death by the kidnappers when their efforts to whisk her away was being frustrated.


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