An octogenarian grandmother identified as Mrs. Beauty Nimiyigha has been reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Agudama-Ekpetiama, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the incident occurred at about 11: 40pm on Thursday.

According to report, the gunmen bundled their victim into a Pathfinder Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) but later abandoned the car and escaped with their victim into the creeks

Reacting to the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Butswat Asinim confirmed the development.

Asinim said the police had begun a manhunt to arrest the kidnappers

and free their victim.

He said: “On 5/3/2020 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”.