The former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan‘s cousin, Mike Ogiasa, has been abducted by gunmen in Bayelsa State.
The gunmen, numbering about eight, attacked Ogiasa, a former Commissioner for Special Duties in charge of federal projects in the state, from Otuogidi in the Ogbia Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, June 2.
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Ogiasa, who also served as Special Adviser on Power to the state government, had finished attending a meeting before his assailants swooped on him.
Meanwhile, the abductors were yet to establish contact with any member of Ogiasa’s family to make demands since the incident occurred.
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No group had also claimed responsibility for the kidnap of Ogiasa, who is the son of a former traditional ruler of Otuoke community.
The abduction was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Asinim Butswat.
According to Butswat, a combined investigative effort involving security agencies had been launched with a view to rescuing Ogiasa and arresting the culprits.
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