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80-year-old father of Sagbama LG boss kidnapped in Bayelsa


Unknown gunmen have abducted the 80 years old father of Sagbama Local Council Chairman, Pa Napoleon Alale, in his country home at Agbere community.

The octogenarian was whisked away from his residence in the wee hours of yesterday after shooting a guard stationed at his home.

The kidnappers reportedly escaped in a boat through the Nun River to an unknown destination and were yet to make contact with the family members of their victim.


A statement signed by the Press Secretary to the Sagbama Local Government Chairman, Nikade Anderson, said the vigilante member who sustained severe gunshot injuries has been rushed to a nearby hospital and was responding to treatment.

Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State Police Command said it has launched a manhunt for the kidnappers.

“The suspected kidnappers invaded the riverine community of Agbere through the waterways and kidnapped the victim at his residence on May 8, 2020, at about 0100 hours.

“A local vigilante, one Orusomo Aribotari, 40 years, who raised alarm and attempted to prevent the kidnappers was shot on his right leg and left hand. The vigilante was rushed to the hospital and he is responding to treatment.

“All tactical units are working on a promising lead to rescue the victim and arrest the culprits,” a statement by police spokesman, SP Asinim Butswat, said.


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