Gunmen Abduct Monarch, Attack Jonathan’s Aide in Bayelsa


The Bayelsa Police command on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of a traditional ruler and an attack by gunmen on the residence of an aide to former president Jonathan in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

According to a statement by police spokesman, Asinim Butswat, the gunmen injured a police guard attached to the former presidential aide, Waripamowei Dudafa, and dispossessed him of his riffle.

“On Tuesday October 13, at about 1820hrs,a black Lexus Jeep with registration number unknown, approached the residence of Hon Waripamowei Dudafa, at Okaka, Yenagoa LGA,” he stated.



    “The occupants of the Lexus Jeep, fired gunshots at the Policemen on guard duty at the residence. The policemen repelled the attacked successfully. One Police Corporal was wounded and his firearm, an AK 47 was stolen by the gunmen. The Corporal is responding to treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa,”  Butswat further said.

    Also, Luckson Oberike, the clan head of Biseni community, in Biseni, Yenagoa local government area, was on Wednesday kidnapped and taken to an unknown destination by unknown gunmen.

    Butswat said that both cases are being investigated and that the government Rivers State police command had been alerted about the escape of the kidnappers into its jurisdiction.

    The police spokesman said further that efforts are being made to rescue the monarch and arrest the abductors.


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