Gunmen have kidnapped the President of the Ijaw Youths Council, Worldwide, Peter Igbifa, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
It was learnt that Igbifa was kidnapped on Tuesday morning along the Port Harcourt International Airport Road by a group of armed masked men.
Though details of his abduction were still sketchy, it was gathered that the IYC president had sent a message to his driver informing of his abduction.
Igbifa also asked the driver to tell the youths to go on with a planned protest, saying, “Nobody can infringe on the rights of the Niger Delta people.”
When contacted, IYC Chairman, Action Committee, Strategy, Planning and Programmes, Israel Fubara, said the council had just received the news.