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Gunmen abduct Bayelsa National Population Commissioner in Rivers, demand N500M ransom

By Suoyo Ekubo 

The Federal Commissioner representing Bayelsa State at the National Population Commission (NPC), Mrs. Gloria Izonfuo has been abducted.

It was reported that she was abducted on Sunday evening while on her way to Port Harcourt from Bayelsa around Ogbakiri junction along the East-West Road in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The kidnappers who abducted her around 6:30 pm also abducted her driver and maid.

According to reports, the kidnappers are reportedly demanding the sum of N500 million ransom for her release and that of her domestic staff.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko has confirmed the incident.

She stated that the Commissioner of Police has ordered the command’s tactical teams to swing into action to rescue them.

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