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Armed men kidnap Bayelsa population commissioner

A Federal Commissioner with the National Population Commission in Bayelsa State, Mrs. Gloria Izonfuo has been abducted by gunmen.

Reports say Mrs. Izonfuo , a former Head of Service in Bayelsa State was abducted at the Ogbakiri junction along the East-West Road around on Sunday evening while traveling to Port Harcourt from a trip to Brass in Bayelsa State.

She was whisked away by gunmen alongside her driver and maid. Her abductors are demanding five hundred million Naira as ransom for their release.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko who confirmed the incident via telephone to Radio Nigeria said the Commissioner of Police has mandated tactical teams to ensure she regains her freedom.

Reporting by Alambo Datonye; Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Annabel Nwachukwu