EX-PERM SEC’S WIFE KIDNAPPED IN BAYELSA, AS GOV’S AIDE’S WIFE INJURED BY ARMED ROBBERS

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Unknown gunmen, weekend, abducted the wife of a retired Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Anne Ziworitin, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

Also injured in a separate attack was the wife of the Special Assistant on Radio to the Governor, Mrs. Vivian Ikio Iziama.

Both incidents which caught operatives of the state security outfit, Operation Doo Akpo, napping occurred Saturday night at Biogbolo, a suburb of Yenagoa.

While Mrs. Ziworitin was reportedly abducted along the Otiotio road area, Mrs. Iziama was injured with the butt of a rifle for refusing to part with the key of her Toyota Sienna car.

Mrs. Iziama‘s daughter, it was learnt, was inside the vehicle when the gunmen struck as she was about to drive into her compound. Her younger sister, who was about to open the gate, was forced to raise alarm on hearing the cry of her niece.

The hoodlums were said to have fled in a black Golf salon car with which they trailed their victim.

It was, however, learnt from a source close to the Ziworitin family that kidnappers of the retired permanent secretary’s spouse have demanded N5million for her release.

Confirming the attack on his wife, the Special Assistant to the Bayelsa Governor on Radio, Mr. Ikio Benson Iziama, said a formal report had been made to the police.

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