The cousin of the All Progressive Congress(APC) gubernatorial candidate for Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva was today kidnapped by unknown gunmen. The victim is known as Mr. Krinpere Douglas.
The victim was heading to a political rally in support of his cousin Mr. Sylva, expected to be held in the Okpoma and Brass areas of the State.
Mr. Nathan Egba, the Director for Media and Publicity of Mr. Sylva’s campaign, confirmed that Mr. Douglas was abducted. He stated that ''the victim was coming for this campaign but, unfortunately, their boat which was in our convoy was attacked by the gunmen who abducted him to an unknown destination.''
“I pray that nothing will happen to him,'' Mr. Egba added.
A police spokesman for Bayelsa State said that the command has yet to receive an official report of the incident.
Meanwhile the incident has sent shockwaves through the area and instilled fear in the other passengers in the convey who were unhurt.