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NPC official who was Abducted regains freedom

Story by Olaleye Aanuoluwapo

After spending five days in captivity, A case of Kidnapping, A Federal Commissioner with the National Population Commission in Bayelsa State, Mrs. Gloria Izonfuo, who was abducted by gunmen along Ogbakiri axis of the East-West Road in Rivers State, has regained her freedom.

Mrs Izonfuo, a former Head of Service in Bayelsa State was abducted at the Ogbakiri junction in Emuoha Local Government Area of Rivers State while returning from a trip in Brass, Bayelsa state last Sunday.

The gunmen had whisked her away alongside her driver and maid.

The spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed her release to our correspondent on Friday morning.

Asked if Mrs Izonfuo’s driver and maid were freed alongside, the state police image maker in a terse response said, “Okay, I will get back to you on that.”

However, it could not be ascertained if any ransom was paid.

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