UNIDENTIFIED gunmen have again kidnapped 72-year-old Inengite Nitabai, a first cousin and foster father to former President Goodluck Jonathan. The septuagenarian was whisked away from his residence in Otuoke, Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State on Wednesday.
Nitabai was first kidnapped on February 23, 2014. His first abduction attracted public attention as the federal government activated all security networks within the Niger Delta region to rescue him.
After spending over two weeks in the kidnappers’ den, Nitabai was rescued on March 13, 2014, by the police, which claimed that no ransom was paid to the abductors. The 2014 operation was carried out by10 heavily armed men who stormed Nitabai’s expansive compound at about 9:00pm and took him away without firing a gunshot.
Another attempt to abduct Nitabai was also made by a gang of kidnappers, whose operation was foiled by the police. The Nation gathered that the latest incident which occurred at about 3:30am on Wednesday was carried out by seven gunmen.
An uncle to the victim, who spoke in confidence, wondered how the gunmen managed to abduct the septuagenarian who enjoyed the protection of two police guards. Alleging insider collaboration, he asked the police to begin their investigations with persons around the old man.
Culled from The Nation
— Feb 17, 2016 @ 17:40 GMT