Yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Tuesday night abducted the 80-year-old mother of the Secretary to the Bayelsa State government Betinah Benson from her residence at the Old Legislative Quarters in Yenagoa.
The kidnappers who were dressed in military camouflage stormed the residence at about 10 pm and wisked the victim to an unknown destination.
The Bayelsa State Police Command, while confirming the incident, said it has launched a manhunt for the rescue of Madam Benson and the arrest of the kidnappers.
State Police Commissioner Mike Okoli and other detectives have visited the scene of incident and an investigation is in progress.
Editor: Oloyede Oworu