An unknown group of gunmen, suspected of kidnapping the mother of Secretary to Bayelsa State Government (SSG) Rt. Honorable. Konbowei Friday Benson.
According to reports, the octogenarian was kidnapped at about 10 pm on Tuesday by men in military uniforms at her residence in Yenagoa, the state capital, where she lived in the old legislative quarters.
Whether the abductors have established contact with the family as of the time of filing the report cannot be determined.
Governor Douye Diri appointed her son as the Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government in February 2020. Her son was a two-term Speaker of the State House of Assembly and a PDP candidate for governor in the 2019 elections in the state.
The politician has yet to respond to the abduction of his mother.
SP Asinim Butswat, the Police spokesman for Bayelsa State, said he was already investigating the matter and would get back to our correspondent shortly.