Two cousins of President Jonathan, Patience Egbeni and Kate Eni were captured by 6 unidentified shooters wearing military uniform in Akimpelai, Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa State yesterday May 19th. As per a source who talked with The Nation, the ladies who are maternal cousins of President Jonathan were snatched at around 8.30am from their procurement stores situated along the riverbank.
“The victims are two maternal cousins of the President. We know that they have been preparing to welcome the President after the May 29 handover. Unless they are rescued before then, their dream of welcoming their brother will be a mirage.”the source said
Affirming the incident that went on, the Bayelsa state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Butswat Asinim, said the shooters were wearing military camouflage.
“The gunmen were dressed in military camouflage. They went to the provision stores of the victims at the riverside and abducted them into a waiting speedboat,” he said.
He said the marine and hostile to kidnapping squad of the police, including the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield, had been reached and are working towards their rescue.