Gunmen in military uniform reportedly abduct sixty-year-old woman
The gunmen have reportedly kidnapped madam Walama Otikiri, wife of a prominent chief and retired senior official of the Nigerian Agip oil company in Brass area of Bayelsa state
– The gunmen stormed the area in military uniform as they shot sporadically for over 30 minutes to scare residents
– The spokesman for the state police command Asinim Butswat, however, said he was not aware of the abduction
Madam Walama Otikiri, wife of a prominent chief and retired senior official of the Nigerian Agip oil company has reportedly been abducted by unidentified gunmen in military uniform in Brass local government area of Bayelsa state.
Punch reports that the gunmen threw the Sambo-Ama, Twon-Brass community into confusion they shot sporadically for over 30 minutes to scare residents.
Community sources said the abduction of Madam Otikiri came a few days after an in-law to a member of the Bayelsa state House of Assembly, Israel Sunny-Goli, was released from the kidnappers’ den.
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The gunmen, according to sources, entered the community by water with two speedboats and shot their way in and out of the community after the operation which lasted for about 45 minutes.
Confirming the development in a statement issued on Saturday, Sunny-Goli condemned the abduction of one of his constituents, Otikiri, by unidentified gunmen.
Sunny-Goli described the abduction as not only malicious and senseless, but utterly inhumane. He, therefore, called for her immediate release.
The lawmaker said: “Kidnapping has become the greatest monster bedevilling us as a people, and it is now imperative that we sit together at a round-table (conference) to discuss how best we can bring it into extinction.