Nancy Dickson, younger sister of Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa, has been rescued after spending over two months in the hands of kidnappers.
A statement issued on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said the 26-year-old victim was rescued on Sunday evening from her abductors without any payment of ransom.
“Some of the kidnappers took to their heels, while others were apprehended following a tip-off on their hideouts.
“The kidnappers were rattled and overwhelmed to forcefully surrender their victim, following intense pressure mounted by the security agencies to track them down,“it said.
The statement also said that Dickson called on the people of the state not to succumb to the demands of ransom made by kidnappers.
It said that plans were underway to amend the Bayelsa State Secret Cult, Kidnapping and other Related Offences Prohibition Bill 2012 to prescribe punishment for payment of ransom in the state.
It stressed that the amended bill when passed into law, would go a long way in ending incidence of kidnapping in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Nancy was abducted on Dec. 19, 2015 from her shop in Yenagoa.
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