Nancy Keme Dickson, the younger sister to the Bayelsa state’s governor, Seriake Dickson, has been kidnapped.
An eyewitness said Nancy Dicksons, 26, was today, December 19, kidnapped at her shop located in Okaka Road, Yenagoa, the state capital, at about 2.50pm by the abductors who drove a Lexus SUV.
The kidnappers might have carried out surveillance on her movements before they struck.
Efforts by the state’s security outfit, Operation Door Akpo, to comb strategic points in the city of Yenagoa by adopting stop and search, did not yield the desired result.
Asinim Butswat, the police public relations officer, confirmed the abduction of Nancy.
“On the 19th December, 2015, at about 14:50, four unknown gunmen in an ash coloured Lexus jeep, trailed one Nancy Keme Dickinson, 26 years, to her shop at Okaka Road, Yenagoa, and abducted her and her sales girl to an unknown destination.
“The command immediately embarked on a stop and search/cordon operations in a bid to rescue the victims and apprehend the perpetrators. Efforts have been intensified to arrest the abductors. Investigation is ongoing.”
No doubt the kidnap of Nancy Keme Dickson will be bringing a new twist to the political game and the fragile peace in Bayelsa state after the governorship election on December 5-6 was declared inconclusive because of the violence in Southern Ijaw local government area.
The re-run election is slated for Saturday, January 9, 2016.