- A gang of kidnappers stormed the home of the commissioner for water resources in Bayelsa, Nengi Talbot
- The gunmen abducted the six-year-old son of Talbot on Sunday, December 22
- The police command in the state said that the kidnappers left Talbot's house in Yenagoa with some of his valuables
Some gunmen, who stormed the house of the commissioner for water resources, Nengi Talbot, have kidnapped his six-year-old son, Antonio.
Asinim Butswat, the police public relations officer in Bayelsa, who confirmed the development, said that the assailants came to Talbot's residence in Yenagoa in the night of Sunday, December 22, The Nation reports.
Giving his report on the incident, Butswat said: “On 22/12/2019 at about 2230 hours, about four unknown gunmen invaded the residence of the commissioner for water resources, Hon. Nengi Talbot, at the new commissioners' quarters Opolo, Yenagoa, and abducted his six-year-old son, one Antonio Talbot to an unknown destination.
He added that the gunmen also left the commissioner's house with some of his properties.
However, Butswat said that the police are on the lookout for the abducted and have launched a manhunt so as to track and arrest them as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ben Ukpebi, the chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Cross River, who was recently kidnapped, had finally regained his freedom.
Ukpebi's freedom from the den of those who kidnapped him happened after his family members paid a ransom of N5 million as opposed to the initial N20 million demanded.
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