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Gunmen abduct Bayelsa SSG’s mother

Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped Mrs Betinah Okunwa Benson, the mother of Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government, Hon Friday Konbowei Benson.

It was gathered that the 86-year woman was kidnapped by gunmen from her residence at the old Assembly quarters, Azikoro road in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

According to reports, the abductors were allegedly dressed in military uniform.

Recall that Benson, who was Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly between 2012 and 2019, had relocated his mother from his village, Korokorosei in Southern Ijaw on Jan 14, 2013, after she was kidnapped by ten gunmen.

The abductors of the then 78-year-old Madam Benson had demanded a ransom of N40 million but was released after eight days.

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