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Gunmen kidnap Bayelsa commissioner

Gunmen have reportedly abducted the Bayelsa state commissioner of trade and commerce, Otokito Federal Oparmiola.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the commissioner was reportedly kidnapped on Thursday night at his residence in Otuokpoti, Ogbia LGA of the state.

According to report, the armed gunmen were said to have invaded the neighbourhood, shooting randomly into the air to frighten the locals before whisking the commissioner away.

This was confirmed to newsmen on Friday by the police public relations officer in Bayelsa, Asinim Butswat.

The police spokesperson said efforts are underway to rescue the victim.

“Investigation is ongoing,” he said.

“We have launched a manhunt for his rescue and arrest of the perpetrators.”

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