Madam Beauty Nimiyigha, 80-year-old, mother of the Chairman of Yenagoa Local Government council area, Uropaye Nimiyigha was on Thursday night by kidnapped by unknown gunmen .

The octogenarian was seized at about 11.40pm at her Agudama-Ekpetiama country home in Yenagoa , the Bayelsa State capital few meter away from the community secondary school.

The five man gang, according to eyewitnesses, stormed the serene settlement by road in a Nissan Pathfinder, shot sporadically to scare the natives before swooping on their target

They were said to have taken their victim to Amassoma waterside where they abandoned their car and disappeared into the creek in a waiting speedboat.

Contacted Spokesman of the State Police command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, confirmed the abduction.

He said: “On Thursday, March 5, 2020 at about 2340 hours, five unknown gunmen went to Agudama Ekpetiama Community, Yenagoa Local Government Area, in a Pathfinder Jeep without Registration Number, kidnapped one Mrs Beauty Nimiyigha 80 years, abandoned the Jeep and escaped into the creek.

“The Command has launched manhunt on the kidnappers and to rescue the victim. Investigation is ongoing.”