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Gunmen kidnap 6 year old Bayelsa commissioner’s son


About four unidentified gunmen stormed the New Commissioner’s quarters in Yenagoa yesterday night and abducted a six-year-old son of a Commissioner.

The abducted victim was identified as the son of the Commissioner for Water Resources, Nengi Talbot.

The gunmen were said to have broken into the house of Talbot at the quarters located in Opolo and demanded money from the commissioner.

A source, who spoke in confidence, said the incident happened at about 11 pm adding that the assailants seized the boy when the commissioner insisted he had no money.

“Apart from the boy, the ransacked the apartment and left with some valuables”, he said.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.

He said: “On 22/12/2019 at about 2230 hours, about four unknown gunmen invaded the residence of the Commissioner for water resources, Hon. Nengi Talbot, at the New Commissioners, quarters Opolo, Yenagoa, and abducted his six-year-old son, one Antonio Talbot to an unknown destination.

“The command has launched a manhunt to rescue the victim and arrest the suspects. The investigation is ongoing”.

He said the commission would work in synergy with other relevant sister agencies to ensure the highways were safe for all users.

The sector commander appealed to motorists to show consideration to other road users and obey all traffic rules and regulations.

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