Senator Emmanuel Paulker, Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum.
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Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have abducted Florentina, the monther of Senator Emmanuel Paulker, in Bayelsa State.
The 90-year-old was abducted on Wednesday morning at her residence in Opolo-Epie, Yenagoa.
Neighbours of the nonagenarian said Florentina was being kidnapped for the second time in four years.
It was learnt that the abductors came at about 3am.
A security source said the kidnappers were five in number and were armed with AK-47 and other rifles.
The source, who did not want his name mentioned, said, “They came through the main road.
They drove into the community and started shooting sporadically into the air. They seized the old woman and whisked her away to an unknown place.”
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hilary Opara, confirmed the development and said one of the suspected kidnappers had been arrested.
The commissioner said, “Although the report got to the police after the kidnappers had gone, we immediately swung into action and arrested one suspect who is already assisting the police in investigation and we hope that in no distant time, the victim would be rescued.”