SWITZERLAND, OCTOBER 03 – Gunmen have kidnapped father of the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Doodei Week amidst the crisis rocking the State’s House of Assembly.
The commissioner’s father, Chief George Agbabou Week, was kidnapped in the early hours of Thursday from his home at Ayama Ijaw in Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.
On September 30, the Bayelsa House of Assembly Speaker, Mr. Tonye Isenah was impeached under an atmosphere of tension and chaos.
Today’s Echo reported that security personnel, including officers from the Department of State Services (DSS) and the police, took over the Bayelsa House of Assembly.
Before the deployment of heavy security, sporadic gunshots were heard within the premises of the state legislature.
It is not clear whether the latest development is related to the crisis in the state.
Kidnapping has been one of the security challenges facing the state with Mrs Beauty Ogere Siasia, mother of the former Super Eagles Coach, Sampson Siasia and others, just released last Sunday after spending close to 80 days in the kidnapper’s den.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat, when contacted for confirmation, said the kidnapping incident had been reported.