Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted Nancy Dickson, a younger sister to the Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, the police have said.
Asinim Butswat, an Assistant Superintendent of Police and spokesperson for the Bayelsa Police Command, confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday.
According to Mr. Butswat, Nancy, 26, was kidnapped at her shop, located in Okaka Road, Yenagoa, the state capital, on Saturday..
It was gathered that the gunmen drove in an ash colour Lexus SUV, trailed Nancy to her shop and whisked her away to an unknown destination at about 2:50pm.
The police said shortly after the incident was reported, they mounted stop-and-search operations on vehicles at different parts of the city.
Nancy is however yet to be found.
Insecurity is a huge problem in the Bayelsa capital, with several kidnap incidents reported weekly despite the presence of the state’s security outfit, christened, Operation Door Akpo, at strategic spots in Yenagoa.