Monday, 24 February 2014
Gunmen kidnap President Jonathan's cousin in Bayelsa
Nitabai, who is said to be the compound chief of Jonathan’s family, was abducted by 10 suspected kidnappers about 9pm yesterday. Six of the assailants reportedly forced their way into the house, while the remaining four stayed outside, monitoring activities. They robbed the home and left with chief Nitabia in his Sports Utility Vehicle.
When contacted, spokesman for the Joint Military Task Force, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed the abduction to Punch.
“Information available to me is that a certain Chief Inengite Nitabai was abducted by about 10 unknown gunmen about 9pm at Otuoke community in Ogbia Local Government Area by using his private vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered at Onuebum community waterfront. The Deputy Commander, JTF, Commodore Ime Ekpa and a team of security agents have visited the location to assess the crime scene.”
He said investigation was in progress to unmask the kidnappers and rescue the victim.