Gunmen Kidnap Jonathan’s Uncle


Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, on Tuesday, abducted an uncle to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

72-year-old Inegite Jonathan, was kidnapped at about 3.30am on Wednesday, at his residence in Otuoke, Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State, by seven heavily armed men.

Recall that the Jonathan, who is a prominent chief of the community was also kidnapped some two years ago by four gunmen.

He was however freed by Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield, at Akipli Community.

Confirming the development, Mr Oru Solomon, a relation of the victim, said that Jonathan was kidnapped in his house. He appealed to the kidnappers to free the old man, in view of his old age.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Bayelsa Command, Asinim Butswat, who also confirmed the incident said, “A massive manhunt have been launched by a combined team of Marine Police and Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Command, to rescue the victim and arrest the abductors. Investigation is ongoing”.