Unknown gunmen yesterday abducted 72-year-old mother of Nigeria’s Under 23 Coach, Samson Siasia, Madam Beauty Siasia in her home town Sagbama.
It was learnt that the septuagenarian was abducted in the riverside town of Odoni, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The abduction of the aged mother of the Nigeria’s ex-international occurred less than 24 hours after a leading Ijaw musician, Grandmaster Pereama Freetown was kidnapped on Sunday by some yet to be identified gunmen at Polaku in Yenagoa area of the state.
It was further learnt that Beauty was abducted from the Siasia family house in the Odoni community in the early hours of Monday and forcibly taken away in a getaway motorcycle.
The police authorities in Bayelsa confirmed the incident.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Asinim Butswat, an Assisitant Superintendent of Police, said Madam Beauty Siasia was abducted about 2am on Monday by three unknown gunmen.
He said, “They went to the residence of one Mrs Beauty Siasia 72 years, at Odoni Community in Sagbama LGA, and abducted her to an unknown destination.”
Butswat added that the command had intensified efforts to rescue the kidnapped victim and arrest the suspects.
In another development, attempts by some unknown gunmen to kidnap the paramount ruler of Gbarain Kingdom in Yenagoa LGA was foiled by the combined team of community youths and security operatives in the area.
The gunmen were said to have stormed the Gbarain community of the state in a failed attempt to abduct the paramount ruler of the Gbarain Kingdom, His Royal Highness Gabriel Akah.
Three youths from the community were said to have sustained gunshot wounds during the resistance effort that foiled monarch’s abduction.
Giving insight on the foiled kidnap, Butswat said, “On November 15, 2015, at about 2300hrs, some unknown gunmen stormed the residence of HRH Gabriel Akah, the paramount ruler of Gbarain Kingdom, at Gbarain community, in an attempt to kidnap him.
“Policemen and community youths successfully repelled the attack. However, one Antu Onoyo, 37, Obafemi Kayode, 27, and Kayode Adeniji 29, all of Gbarain community sustained bullet wound and are responding to treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.”

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