Gov. Seriake Dickson's sister kidnapped

By The Rainbow

Nancy Keme Dickson, the younger sister to the Bayelsa state's governor, Seriake Dickson, was on Saturday  kidnapped by unknown persons, who drove ina Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle.

Acckrding to accounts, Nancy was abducted at her shop located in Okaka Road, Yenagoa, the state capital, at about 2.50pm.

Seriake Dickson is locked in a political battle for the governorship of the state with a former occupant of the office, Timpire Sylvia.

Although Dickson is ahead by over 30,000 votes wining six out of seven local councils’ results, Sylvia is said to playing every card known to him to upturn the advantage in the only remaining local government Southern Ijaw, which re-ren poll has been fixed for Januuary 9. Polls for the council were cancelled do to violent conducts and fraudulent electoral acts recorded during the elections.

It was not clear at press time whether Nancy’s kidnap has any relationship with the ongoing political battle in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the abduction of Nancy, saying:'On the 19th December, 2015, at about 14:50, four unknown gunmen in an ash coloured Lexus jeep, trailed one Nancy Keme Dickinson, 26 years, to her shop at Okaka Road, Yenagoa, and abducted her and her sales girl to an unknown destination.

'The command immediately embarked on a stop and search/cordon operations in a bid to rescue the victims and apprehend the perpetrators. Efforts have been intensified to arrest the abductors. Investigation is ongoing.'