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Tension in Bayelsa as gunmen abduct Commissioner of Trade and Commerce

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Tension is brewing in Bayelsa State as some daredevil gunmen have abducted the Bayelsa Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Mr Federal Oparmiola Otokito.

It was learnt that the top politician  was reportedly abducted by heavily armed men from his residence at Otuokpoti in Ogbia Local Government Area.

According to eyewitnesses, the Kidnappers invaded his Otuokpoti community on Thursday midnight and fired several shots to scare people away before they proceeded to Otokito’s residence where he was whisked away to an unknown destination

Reacting, the  spokesman for the command, Asinim Butswat, said the police is making efforts to arrest the suspects and rescue the kidnapped victim.

According to hm,t the commissioner’s captors abducted him at his residence in Otuokpoti, a riverine community in Ogbia LGA.

The police spokesman said: “Preliminary investigation revealed that the kidnappers stormed the residence of Hon Federal Otokito on 20th January, 2022 at about 2300hours and whisked him away in a waiting speedboat to an unknown destination.

“The command has launched a manhunt for the rescue of the victim and the arrest of the suspects. The investigation is ongoing.”