Gunmen abduct 80-year-old grandma in Bayelsa

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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted Madam Beauty Nimiyigha, an 80-year-old mother of chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa state, Mr Uropaye Nimiyigha.

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Sources said the octogenarian was kidnapped at about 11:40pm at her Agudama-Ekpetiama country home in Yenagoa local government, close to the community secondary school in the area.

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A five-man gang reportedly stormed the fishing settlement by road in a Nissan Pathfinder, shot sporadically to scare the natives before whisking their victim away.

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They were said to have taken their victim to Amassoma waterside where they abandoned their car and disappeared into the creek using a waiting speedboat.

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Police spokesman in the Bayelsa State Command, SP Asinim Butswat, confirmed the abduction, saying that the command has launched a manhunt for abductors to rescue the victim.

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He said: “On Thursday, March 5, 2020 at about 2340 hours, five unknown gunmen went to Agudama Ekpetiama Community, Yenagoa Local Government Area, in a Pathfinder Jeep without Registration Number, kidnapped one Mrs Beauty Nimiyigha, 80 years, abandoned the Jeep and escaped into the creek with the victim”.

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