Nigeria

Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Petroleum Minister’s Cousin

Unknown gunmen on Thursday kidnaped Mr. Bozie Agama, a cousin of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani-Allison Madueke.

The gunmen were said to have stormed the minister’s Yanaka community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State by 12.05am.

It was gathered that the primary target of the abductors was Chief Monume, Bozie’s father, but had to settle for the 24-year-old man having missed their main prey (Diezani’s brother).

The gunmen were said to have fired warning shots into the air before whisking away the victim to an unknown destination.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Asinim Buswatt, said, “At about 12:30am of today (Thursday), one Mrs. Maxwell Agama of Yenaka community reported that his son, one Joseph Agama, aged 20, was abducted by some unknown gunmen.

“We are still working to know the number of the gunmen that carried out the attack. We don’t know the motive behind it but our men in the marine division have been alerted of the incident.”

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