Two of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Cousins have been kidnapped by unknowngunmen at Akimpelai, Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State.The cousins, Patience Egbeni and Kate Eni were taken by unidentified gunmen, numbering six who attacked the riverbank community at around 8.30am on Tuesday and seized the women.They were taken from their provision stores located along the riverbank.Ons source close to the scene said that the women were forced in the gunmen’s waiting speedboat.This occurs just few days until the grand reception organized for President Jonathanon May 29th by Jonathan’s extended familyand friends.The source said: “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.”Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Butswat Asinim confirmed the news and said that the unknown gunmen were dressed in military camouflage.Asinim also confirmed that one of the victims, Egbeni, is 35 years old.“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.According to security details in the area, the marine and anti-kidnapping squad of the police, including the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield have been informed of the crime.
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