Gunmen in military uniform abduct Bayelsa SSG’s mother




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Some gunmen in military camouflage have abducted Madam Betinah Benson, mother of Secretary to the Bayelsa Kombowei Benson.


The octogenarian was abducted at her residence in Legislative Quarters, Yenagoa, the state capital, about 11pm Wednesday.

The 80-year- woman was also reportedly abducted in 2013.

Efforts to get insight into the likely reason for her abduction did not succeed as his son, Kombowei Benson, a former Speaker of the state House of Assembly neither took his calls nor responded to text message to his mobile phone.

The police command confirmed the abduction.


Asinim Butswat said the command has launched a manhunt for the assailants with a view to rescuing Madam Betinah.


In a statement, Butswat said, “Madam Betinah Benson, aged 80, was on 20th of July 2021, at about at about 2300 hours at her residence at Legislative Quarters, Azikoro Road, Yenagoa.

“The , who were dressed in military camouflage, stormed the residence and the victim to an unknown destination.”

Butswat said Commissioner of Police Mike Okoli, and other detectives have visited the scene and that was in progress.

In Imo, police said they smashed a notorious kidnap syndicate in State that have been terrorising Imo residents lately and rescued a victim unhurt.

Parading six suspects on , Police Commissioner Abutu Yaro said the rescued abductee, one Cornelia Oluebube, was abducted by the suspects at Amakohia in Owerri on July 3, 2021.

He said the suspects, Terry’s Mez, 31, of Aguleri, State, Willine Ebefal, 21, of Ogbokuno, State, and Obasanjo Kimakia, 20, of Tamime, State, were arrested in State after forensic .

“On interrogation the three suspects volunteered useful information that took the Command’s Tactical teams to State on July 19 at about 1130 hours , for the rescue of the victim,” Yaro said.

In Jigawa, police Lawan Shiisu said a man was abducted and that N60 has been demanded for his .

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