Thursday 21 May 2015

President Jonathan’s Cousins Abducted In Bayelsa

Reports has it that armed gunmen have again struck in the creeks of Bayelsa State, kidnapping two maternal cousins of President Goodluck Jonathan at Akipelai in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state.

The victims, both female, identified as Patience Egbeni, 35, and Kate Eni, were reportedly seized, Tuesday, at gunpoint and whisked away from the sleepy riverine settlement, home town of the President’s mother.
The gunmen were said to have forced their victims into a waiting speedboat and disappeared into the creeks.
An indigene of the area said: “The victims are two maternal cousins of the President.
“We know that they have been preparing to welcome the President after May 29 handover. Unless they are rescued before then, their dream of welcoming their brother will be a mirage.”
Contacted on the development, Police Public Relations Officer, Butswat Asinim, said the gunmen were clad in military camouflage.
He said the marine and anti-kidnapping squad of the police, including the Joint Task Force, JTF, Operation Pulo Shield, had been contacted.
Meanwhile, Ogbia clan of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Worldwide, yesterday, called on the kidnappers to release the women with immediate effect.

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