Barely five months after the younger sister of Nigeria’s petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, was kidnapped in Port Harcourt, gunmen have abducted the minister’s brother. Joseph Agama, who is Mrs. Alison-Madueke’s younger brother, was kidnapped in the early hours of Thursday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, police said.
The Bayelsa State police spokesperson, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the development, said that the command received news of the incident shortly after it occurred and had already moved to rescue him.
Mr. Butswat said the incident occurred at about 12.30 a.m. on Thursday at Yenaka community, a coastal settlement in Yenagoa Local Government Area.
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