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Published On: Wed, Jan 8th, 2014

Panic as Masked Gunman Kidnap Queen Mother, Granddaughter in Bayelsa

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriaki Dickson

LAGOS JANUARY 8TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Bayelsa Police Command confirmed today the mother and granddaughter of Agrisaba’s Chief were kidnapped in an early morning raid by masked gunmen in speed boats.
The raid took place Sunday, according to Bayelsa Police spokesperson, Alex Akhigbe, when gunmen kidnapped Ikhiogha Walter, 74 and her granddaughter, Yellow-Tamuno Joseph. The police gave no further details.
A source told Sahara Reporters as the gunman wore masks the kidnapping must have been carried out by people familiar with the area.
Walter’s son, Samuel Walter, became Agrisaba’s Chief in a controversial election in May 2013. Once a rural province with fishing and farming, the discovery of crude oil, and ensuing profits, has drawn attention to the area.
Punch newspaper said The Agrisaba Council of Chiefs have questioned where Walter emerged from, and a majority of the Council have insisted he was imposed by the State government.

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