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Police React To Abduction Of Bayelsa SSG’s Mother

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The Police Command in Bayelsa has reacted to the kidnap of the mother of the Secretary to Bayelsa State Government (SSG), Madam Betinah Benson.

Recall that the 80-year-old was kidnapped for the second time in eight years on Tuesday night at her residence in the Old Assembly Quarters, Azikoro Road, Yenagoa.

It was gathered that the gunmen, who were dressed in military uniform, are yet to reach out to the affected family.

TrackNews Online recalls that Madam Benson, who was first abducted in January 2013, was freed by the police after one week in the kidnappers’ den.

Reacting to the incident, the spokesman of the command, SP Assinim Butswat, said that the command had launched a manhunt for the suspects, with a view to rescuing her unhurt.

Butswat noted that the Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa, Mike Okoli, had led a team of detectives to the crime scene.

He said that the kidnappers, who were dressed in military camouflage, stormed the residence and kidnapped the victim to an unknown destination, adding that investigation was in progress.

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