Gunmen have abducted Mr. Bozie Agama, a cousin of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani-Allison Madueke.
The unidentified gunmen were said to have stormed the minister’s Yanaka community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State by 12.05am on Thursday, abducting her cousin.
It was learnt that when gunmen stormed the community, they went straight to the home of their victim.
It was further learnt 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.
A source, who did not want his name mentioned, said, “They (abductors) came at the midnight and took the man away. We understand that they wanted the father but later settled for the son.
“They are part of the family of the petroleum minister. We don’t know where they took him to and they have yet to state their motive.”
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Asinim Buswatt, confirmed the development.
Butswat 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.”