By Jackson Udeani – Nancy Dickson, the younger sister of Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.
Nancy was kidnapped in Yenagoa, the state capital, at about 2:45 pm on Saturday.
Bayelsa State Police Command said efforts have been intensified to arrest the abductor.
Police Public Relations Officer, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident said the abductors trailed Nancy to her business place where she was kidnapped alongside her sales girl.
“On December 19, 2015, at about 1450hrs, four unknown gunmen in an ash Lexus Jeep, trailed one Nancy Keme Dickson, 26, to her shop at Okaka Road, Yenagoa, and abducted her and her sales girl to an unknown destination,” Butswat said in a statement.
“Immediately the command was alerted, it embarked on a stop and search/cordon operations in a bid to rescue the victims and apprehend the perpetrators.
“Efforts have been intensified to arrest the abductors and investigation is ongoing.”
Family members of influential people have been the target of kidnappers in Bayelsa.
It would be recalled that only recently, mother of Samson Siasia, Coach of the U23 national team was kidnapped in Bayelsa.
She was freed after spending almost two weeks in captivity.
As at the time of this report, it was not clear if the abductors have made contact to Nancy’s family.