Gunmen kidnap Bayelsa Reps’ aide, three others


Gunmen have abducted Mr. Robert Igali, one of the aides of the member representing Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency of Bayelsa State at the House of Representatives, Mr. Preye Oseke.

It was gathered that the armed bandits kidnapped Igali along with three of his friends in Elele community in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The victims were said to be returning to Yenagoa from the traditional marriage ceremony of Oseke in Imo State when the incident happened at the weekend.

The kidnappers were said to have attacked them near the Elele community and took them to an unknown place.

Igali was the Chief of Staff to a former President of the Ijaw Youth Council and the current Bayelsa State Commissioner for Youth, Mr. Udengs Eradiri.

A source said that the abductors had contacted the family of Igali and demanded N5 million ransom to release him and his friends.