Unknown gunmen have abducted the mother of the Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government, Mrs. Betinah Benson.

It was gathered that the gunmen dressed in military uniform abducted the woman at about 10 pm on Tuesday at her residence at the old legislative quarters in Yenagoa, the state capital.

The son of the abducted woman before his appointment by Governor Douye Diri as the Secretary to Bayelsa State Government in February 2020, was a two-term Speaker of the State House of Assembly and a PDP governorship aspirant during the 2019 gubernatorial poll in the state.

Although the Nigeria Police Force, Bayelsa State Command is yet to issue an official statement, sources close to the SSG say that the kidnappers have established contact with the victim’s family.

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