Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Kidnap for Ransom and Extortion in Nigeria: Gunmen Kidnap Uncle of Ex Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan
Armed men suspected to be kidnappers, on Tuesday abducted 72-year-old Inegite Jonathan, an uncle to former President, Goodluck Jonathan.
According to the Police, Jonathan was kidnapped on Tuesday night, at about 10 p.m from his residence in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the same Jonathan was kidnapped in April 2014 in his house and was freed by Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield, at Akipli Community.
Asini Butswat, Bayelsa Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident.
Mr Oru Solomon, a relation of the victim, who also confirmed the development to NAN, said that Jonathan was kidnapped in his house.
He appealed to the kidnappers to free the old man, in view of his old age.