Some yet-to-be identified gunmen have abducted a 72-year-old retired principal, Chief Sunday Festus, in Bayelsa State.
It was learnt that the septuagenarian was abducted by the four-man gang in his residence at Bomo clan, in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state on Monday.
His son, Leigh, confirmed the abduction. Leigh said his father, who is diabetic, was critically ill when his abductors whisked him away to an unknown destination.
He said, “The incident occurred at about 3.26am. The four-man gang of kidnappers arrived at the Foinbiri waterside at about 3.10am and went straight to my father’s residence.
“They broke the door protectors and forced him out of his room into a waiting speedboat. “My father’s abduction followed a big bang on his door. They shouted and commanded that he should follow them. Attempt to resist the assailants by Ikiotari Festus – my father’s 13-year-old son – left him with injuries. They hit him on the head with the butts of their guns.” Read more