Chairman of Ogbia local government area in Bayelsa, Enaye Abah was abducted by unknown gunmen on Wednesday morning and was taken to an unknown destination.
President Goodluck Jonathan hails from Ogbia local government as well. Reasons to why Mr. Abah was kidnapped remains uncertain for now as the kidnappers have not contacted the family of Mr. Abah but, it is fear that it may be politically related.
The result of the election for the State House of Assembly Constituency seat remain inconclusive following the violence in the area. The Independent National Electoral Commission is yet to fix a new date over insecurity in the area.
The Police Spokesperson for Bayelsa Command, Asinim Butswat said; “They abducted him in his car and transferred him to a blue mazda car and when they got to Okaka waterside they burnt the mazda car and escaped with a waiting speedboat into the river,” said.
Residents who witnessed the abduction said the two gunmen had better ammunitions and overpowered the security escort attached to the chairman.
Mr. Butswat said the police got a distress call on Wednesday morning and dispatched men to rescue the council chairman.
“We were meant to believe that the council chairman was under threat along Otuasega-Okaka Expressway, so our first reaction was (to go) towards Otuasega. But we got there to find of that the gunmen had escaped through Okaka waterside,” said Mr. Butswat.
He said the police was on the trail of the kidnappers.