Gunmen have kidnapped the Federal Commissioner representing Bayelsa State at the National Population Commission, Mrs. Gloria Izonfuo.
Sources said she was abducted on Sunday evening around the Ogbakiri junction along the East-West Road in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. Izonfuo was traveling to Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, from a trip to Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State when the hoodlums struck at about 6:30pm.
It was learnt that kidnappers intercepted the NPC federal commissioner’s vehicle and whisked her away with her driver and maid at gunpoint. It was also reported that the bandits had demanded N500 million ransom for their release.
The spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident. She said the Commissioner of Police had ordered the command’s tactical teams to swing into action with a view to rescuing the victims.