Gunmen Kidnap Bayelsa Commissioner’s Mother, Demand His Resignation

Gunmen numbering about six have kidnapped the mother of the
Bayelsa State Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Mrs. Patimi Akene. The 78-year old woman was kidnapped on her way back
from a church programme on Saturday night in company of one of her granddaughters. 
The men who didn’t fire a single shot, carefully bundled her and her granddaughter
into a waiting boat and sped away. It was gathered that when the old woman tried to scream, a
handkerchief was deep into her throat before she was carefully whisked away.

Surprisingly, the kidnappers have called her son, and
demanded for his resignation as ransom instead of their usual demand of money.
Speaking to the press the commissioner, Mr. Furoebi Akene said;
 “Someone that I
suspected to be one of the kidnappers called me and said they don’t need my
money. But that I should ‘withdraw’ from the present administration as
commissioner. I think what they are demanding is for me to resign my appointment.
“My brother, I think the people interested in my job as
commissioner in the state are the ones behind the abduction of my mother.”

The police are doing everything in their power to arrest the

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