Gunmen abduct Bayelsa State Commissioner for Trade

Gunmen have abducted the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Trade and Commence, Mr Otokito Federal Oparmiola.

According to investigations, Otokito was abducted by heavily armed men from his residence at Otuokpoti, Ogbia Local Government Area.

It was learnt that on getting to the house, the gunmen put out the power generator as a ploy to lure him out.

They got hold of the commissioner when he stepped out to find out what happened to the generator and whisked him off in a waiting speed boat.

Sources said the gunmen invaded the community at about 11pm, Thursday night and fired severally shots to scare people away before they proceeded to Otokito’s residence where he was whisked away to an unknown destination.

The source stated further that the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, and top operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, were at Otuokpoti on Friday morning to visit the house.

At the time of filing this report, the abductors have not contacted the family to demand ransom.

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