Gunmen Abducts Former Bayelsa Gov’s Wife

Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped Madam Martha Binabo, the wife of former Speaker of Bayelsa State House of Assembly and the state former Acting Governor, Rt. Hon Nestor Binabo.

The incident, the latest in the series of high profile kidnaping in the state occurred at Agbura community in the outskirts of Yenagoa the state capital.

The victim, aged 48, was abducted Monday at about 11.30am by five armed men clad in military camouflage in front of a company where she is also the director.

File: Commissioner of Health, Dr. Benson Dadigi (left) explaining a point to the Ag. Governor of Bayelsa State, Rt. Hon. Nestor Binabo(centre) during an unscheduled inspection visit to the Melford Okilo Memorial Hospital under construction in Yenagoa, while Hon. Walaman Igurubia of the State House of Assembly (right) looks on.

The gunmen were said to have lured their victim outside the company’s gate for a talk only to force her into a waiting car and drove towards Otuokpoti sand dump.

The get away car was later abandoned and set ablaze at the Otuokpoti sand dump water front by the gunmen who escaped into the creek in a waiting speedboat with their victim.

Details later.

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