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BAYELSA COMMISSIONER KIDNAPPED


Suspected kidnappers have struck in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State and abducted the state Commissioner for Local Government, Mrs. Sarafina Otazi.

This is coming barely 24 hours after the sister of the Bayelsa state Governor Seriake Dickson was kidnapped.

A family member and nephew of the victim, Mr. Patrick Oba, confirmed the abduction. According to him, the commissioner was kidnapped at gunpoint in Otuoke on her way to Ewoi Community in Ogbia Local Government Area for a funeral.


Spokesperson of the Bayelsa state Police Command Asinim Butswatt, who confirmed the incident, said he was still gathering information.