Gunmen kidnap Bayelsa SSG’s Mother

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Betinah Benson, mother of Kombowei Benson, secretary to Bayelsa state government, has been reportedly abducted by gunmen dressed in military camouflage.

The 80 year old was kidnapped on Tuesday night in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

Bayelsa State Police Command who confirmed the incident in a statement signed by the spokesperson, Asinim Butswat however revealed that some of the suspects have been arrested.

“The Bayelsa State Police Command has launched a manhunt for the rescue of Madam Betinah Benson and arrest of the suspects.

“Madam Betinah Benson 80 years was kidnapped on 20th July 2021, at about at about 2300 hours at her residence at Old Legislative Quarters, Azikoro Road, Yenagoa. The kidnappers who were dressed in military camouflage stormed the residence and kidnapped the victim to an unknown destination,” the statement read in part.

The statement added that the Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, Mike Okoli, and other detectives have visited the scene and investigation is in progress.

Bayelsa has seen a surge in the activities of gunmen and kidnappers in recent times.



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