Mrs Augusta Douglas Ayam, a sister to Environmental Activist, Lawyer and President Goodluck Jonathan’s Special Assistant on Research and Strategy, Mr. Oronto Douglas, was kidnapped on Monday night by gunmen in Ogbia which happens to be President Jonathan’s Local Government area.
Street Journal gathered that Mrs Douglas Ayam was kidnapped at home after the gunmen had shot several times to scare people who might be thinking of rendering any help. She was immediately taken away in a boat to an unknown destination in believed to be in the creeks. The incident was confirmed by Hilary Okpara, the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police. He stated that marine police have been deployed to the creeks to rescue the victim while a manhunt for the kidnappers has been launched.
DSP Alex Akhigbe, the PRO of the Bayelsa State Command of the Nigeria Police Force also disclosed that men of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad have already been sent after the abductors. “Very soon, they will be apprehended”, he said.
Family sources disclosed that as of the time of filing the report, the kidnappers had not made any contact.