Two cousins of President Goodluck Jonathan, have been abducted by gunmen at Akimpelai, Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State.
It was gathered that Patience Egbeni and Kate Eni were whisked away by unidentified gunmen, numbering six.
According to reports from Nation, they stormed the community riverbank at about 8.30am on Tuesday and seized the women.
The women were reportedly abducted from their provision stores located along the riverbank.
The hoodlums forced their victims into a waiting speedboat and took them to an unknown place.
“The victims are two maternal cousins of the President.” A source revealed. “We know that they have been preparing to welcome the President after the May 29 handover.”
“Unless they are rescued before then, their dream of welcoming their brother will be a mirage.”
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Butswat Asinim confirmed the incident.
He said the gunmen were dressed in military camouflage.
“The gunmen were dressed in military camouflage. They went to the provision stores of the victims at the riverside and abducted them into a waiting speedboat,” he said.
He said the marine and anti-kidnapping squad of the police, including the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield, had been contacted.