Security Operatives Rescue Dickson’s Sister After Two Months With Kidnappers

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SAN FRANCISCO, February 29, (THEWILL) – Security operatives have rescued the kid sister of Bayelsa State governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson after she had spent about two months in the den of her abductors.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday, stated that the 26-year-old Nancy Dickson was rescued on Sunday evening from her kidnappers without the payment of any ransom.

Nancy Dickson

The statement further revealed that “some of the kidnappers took to their heels while others were apprehended following a tip off on their hideouts.”

While advising the people of Bayelsa against succumbing to the demands of ransom made by kidnappers, Dickson assured that plans were underway to amend the Bayelsa State Secret Cult, Kidnapping and other Related Offences Prohibition Bill 2012 to proscribe payment of ransom in the state.

This was as he expressed optimism that the Bill when passed into law would go a long way in putting a stop to the incidence of kidnapping in the state.

As part of efforts to stem criminal activities in the state, the Governor added that “a comprehensive security strategy would be launched soon to boost government's policy of zero tolerance on crime and criminality.”

He further urged people of the state to learn from his personal experience with kidnappers when his aged mother was abducted in 2009 and efforts were made to secure her release without payment of ransom.