Breaking: Anxiety in Bayelsa as Gunmen Kidnap Commissioner

Breaking: Anxiety in Bayelsa as Gunmen Kidnap Commissioner

  • The whereabouts of Otokito Federal Oparmiola, commissioner for trade and commence in Bayelsa is unknown
  • Otokito was kidnapped by armed gunmen who took him from his residence on Thursday night, January 20
  • The gunmen invaded the community at about 11 pm shooting into the air before whisking the commissioner away to an unknown location

Ogbia, Bayelsa - Otokito Federal Oparmiola, the Bayelsa state commissioner for trade and commence, was on Thursday, January 20, abducted by unknown gunmen.

Sahara Reporters citing Daily Sun revealed that Otokito was kidnapped by heavily armed men from his residence at Otuokpoti community in Ogbia local government area.

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa state
Bayelsa state commissioner for trade and commence, Otokito Federal Oparmiola, has been kidnapped. Photo credit: @govdouyediri
Source: Twitter

According to sources, gunmen invaded the community at about 11 pm and fired several shots to scare people away before whisking Otokito to an unknown destination, Daily Trust added.

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