Operatives of the Anti-Kidnaping Squad of the Bayelsa Police Command have launched investigation into the Tuesday night abduction of a 40 years old Woman by gunmen along the Opolo axis of Yenagoa,the State capital.
The incident, which occures on Tuesday night threw shock waves around the state following the peaceful atmosphere with which residents celebrated the Christmas and New year.
The kidnappers, who arrived the business outlet of their victim in patrol vehicle of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Central Zone, whisked her away to an unknown destination.
While Police authorities claimed the kidnappers have not made contact and demanded ransom, it was reported that they have demanded for N10million.
However, top executives of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) have activated the clan security networks to work with the State Polic Command to arrest the mastermind of the kidnap and enaure the business woman is rescued without ransome.
The State Commissioner of Police, Alonyenu Idu, who confirmed the development to newsmen,said four suspects have been arrested including the Wife of the Mastermind of the kidnap.
He said the State Police command, in the last few months,have tapped into the communities to accept the law and order mapped out by the police to tackle crime and criminality in the state, ” the acceptance led to the sustained peace during the Yelutide period.”
He also revealed that some of the suspected criminals who perpetuated the abduction of the business woman were chased from the recent raid on the hive of criminals at Isoku area of Rivera State by the Police Command last week.
He added that some of the escaped miscreants from the Rivers State Police raid used a Sienna vehicle owned by the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Central zone to sneek into Yenagoa and kidnap the business woman.
He noted that the mastermind of the kidnap is an indigene of Eboyin State,” We have arrested the first layer of those who participated in the kidnap.” The girl friend to the mastermind was arrested.”
The Police Commissioner also linked the disorderly behaviour of some protesting youths at Biogbolo community on Wednesday to the criminal behaviours of the kidnappers,” two persons with strange behaviours were spotted at Biogbolo and when police attempted to apprehend for question led to suspects to raised their voices and triggered mob action in an attempt to disarm policemen.
He also said the irate crowd alao attacked the State owned Community Safety Corps team and attempted to disarm him and bullet was discharged which injured one of the mob.
He also confirmed that the Leadership of the IYC and other Communities have joined the Police in the man hunt for the master mind,” the peace in Bayelsa can not be disrupted because we are working closely with the Youths and the Community leadership.