Published On: Sat, Nov 23rd, 2013

Wife, Son of PDP Chieftain Kidnapped in Bayelsa

Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar

LAGOS NOVEMBER 23RD (URHOBOTODAY0-The high level of insecurity in Bayelsa, President Goodluck Jonathan’s home state, rose again on Friday as daring gunmen seized two adults and a child.
The kidnapping was the second in two days, following the abduction of the 78-year old father of the Commissioner of Tourism Development, Nelson Belief.

The two seized on Friday were the wife of Chief Gbalipre Turner, the state treasurer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his son.
The incident took place at the family house in Opume, Ogbia Local Government Area, and it was subsequently confirmed by the Bayelsa Police Command.
The development has raised concern over the effectiveness of the special security outfit codenamed operation ‘Doo Akpo’ and the multi billion security surveillance project embarked upon by the Bayelsa government.
It is to be noted that President Jonathan hails from Ogbia, where a sister of one of his aides, Oronto Douglas, faced a similar fate last month.
Friday’s kidnappers have yet to make contact with the family, a source said.
The PDP chieftain is the younger brother of King Amalate Turner, the Obanema of Opume Kingdom.
Source: Saharareporters

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