Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Monarch’s Mother, Granddaughter In Bayelsa

kidnappThe rising wave of kidnapping in Bayelsa State has continued unabated with the reported abduction of the mother of the paramount ruler of the coastal town of Agrisaba in Nembe Local Government Area of the state and her granddaughter.

The victims, identified as Mrs. Ikhiogha Walter, 74 and her granddaughter, Miss Yellow Tamuno Joseph were reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Sunday at about 6.30 a.m.

Madam Walter is said to be the mother of the Obanema of Agrisaba, HRH, M.S. Walter Agiri, who was appointed some months back in the wake of the chieftaincy tussle that rocked the community.

It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the community in two speed boats wearing masks.

“We learnt that the gunmen came in two boats and approached the aged royal mother to inquire on how permission could be obtained before the flag of the umbrella body of Ijaw youths council could be hoisted in the community”, a source said.

It was learnt that immediately the woman identified herself and tried to seek one of her details to assist the august visitors, she was abducted.

“The granddaughter suspecting that the masked men were up to no good, tried to alert the people but was abducted”, the source added.

Confirming the incident yesterday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alex Akhigbe, said the police are working round the clock to ensure the victims are rescued.