Gunmen Kidnap Dickson’s Aide
Gunmen on Wednesday abducted Fyneman Wilson, the Special Adviser on Political Matters to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State barely 24 hours after his declaration for second tenure in office as governor.
It was gathered that Wilson was kidnapped with his personal assistant identified as Fred by a five-man gang at Sagbama Town, headquarters of Sagbama Local Government Council, and taken to an unknown place.
Both Wilson and Dickson are kinsmen from Sagbama Local Government Area.
No group had claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of Wilson and his personal aide even as the Bayelsa State Government had yet to issue any statement on the incident.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Botswat, confirmed the incident.
“The Marine Police, Joint Task Force and the anti-kidnapping unit of the police have been alerted.
“Efforts have been intensified to rescue the victims and arrest the abductors. Investigation is ongoing”, he said.
Meanwhile, two traditional chiefs of Okpoama Kingdom in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, who were kidnapped on August 26,2015, have been released by their kidnappers.
It was learnt that Blessing Wagio and Isaac Akono-Igolo, an uncle of the Chairman of the Bayelsa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Tarinyo Akono, regained their freedom on Tuesday.
Confirming their release, Akono said that the kidnappers dropped off the chiefs at coastal Southern Ijaw area after they realized that the victims were from Okpoama, their ancestral home, adding that no ransom was paid to secure their release.