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Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

Gunmen abduct nursing mother

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris


Unknown gunmen in Bayelsa state on Tuesday kidnapped a breastfeeding mother and whisked her to an unknown destination even as her few weeks old baby continued to cry for the mother.

The kidnapped mother simply identified as Mrs. Roselyn Okokingho was separated from her new born by the abductors who broke into her home in Twon Brass Community of Bayelsa state around 8.45pm and forcefully took her away.

This is as  the State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson on Wednesday took the dramatic step of donating over 100 patrol vehicles to Operation Doo Akpor, a police security outfit to put together to fight crimes and criminalities across the communities and riverine areas of the state to make life safer for residents and investors.

As at press time, no concrete reasons had been given by the woman’s abductors for snatching her away neither had the criminals demanded a ransom for her release.

The Supreme Council for Non-Indigenes in Bayelsa State have already condemned the kidnap of Mrs. Okokingho.
In statement signed by the President General of the Council, Ade Bakare, they called on the Bayelsa State Command of the Nigerian Police to do everything humanly possible to secure the unconditional release of Roselyn to her family.

Bakare said that the call became urgent because Roselyn is a nursing mother whose babe is currently being denied breast milk as a result of the forced abduction of her mother.

He said the matter has already been reported by the husband of the victim, Pius Okokingho to the Police authorities in Brass.

While expressing the Council’s solidarity with the victim’s family, Bakare expressed confidence in the ability of the
police to secure the release of Mrs. Roselyn Okokingho and bring her abductors to justice.

Police sources in Brass confirmed that the incident has been incidented at the Brass Police Division but Asinim Butswat,  Police Spokesman for the Bayelsa State Command declined to comment on the incident.

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