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Bayelsa commissioner kidnapped

The Bayelsa Police Command is intensifying efforts to rescue the  State Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Federal Otokito, who was reportedly kidnapped at his residence in Otuokpoti community in Ogbia Local Government Area.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command Asinim Butswat, indicates that the suspected kidnappers stormed the residence of Mr Otokito on Thursday at about 11pm and whisked him away in a waiting speedboat to an unknown destination.

It says Investigation is ongoing while the Command has launched a manhunt for the rescue of the commissioner and the arrest of the suspects.

Reporting by Berezi/Alambo Datonye; editing by Adeniyi Bakare and Tony Okerafor