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Gunmen Abduct Bank Manager In Bayelsa



Gunmen Abduct Bank Manager In Bayelsa

The arrangement was altered after she complained about cost of logistics.

Gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers,  have kidnapped the Operations Manager of a new generation bank, Mrs Nneka Ugonochie in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

It was gathered that the woman was abducted by gunmen dressed in military camouflage around the PDP Junction of the Sanni Abacha Expressway in Yenagoa on Friday, June 16, 2023.

Security sources said that the victim had been warned previously to relocate from her residence which is adjacent to that of the arrested kidnap kingpin, John Ewa aka John Lyon and Emmanuel Agase.

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It was gathered that the men of Operation Puff Adder and the anti-kidnapping squad of the state police command had provided security for her residence but the arrangement was altered after she complained about cost of logistics.

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It was also revealed that she was warned that until the state government approved the seizure of the building owned by the arrested kidnappers, she should be vigilant and security conscious.

Many residents of the area said that the kidnapping could be connected to the remaining members of John Lyon’s gang who were on the run during the arrest of the kingpin.

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The Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa State, CP Romokere Ibani, who confirmed the kidnap on Tuesday, said the bank manager was abducted while driving to her office by four gunmen dressed in military camouflage.

He said an investigation was ongoing to track down the hoodlums and free the victim.

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