Abductors of ex-commissioner keep silent


Panic has gripped the family of the kidnapped ex-Commissioner for Transportation in Bayelsa State, Mrs. Marie Ebikake, following silence by her abductors.


A family source said four days after she was kidnapped, her captors only called on Monday and said she was in their custody.


The source, who spoke in confidence, said after the brief phone conversion, the abductors switched off their phone.


He said: “Since she (Ebikake) was forcibly taken away on Sunday morning, they (kidnappers) only called the family briefly on Monday. They did not tell us anything about ransom and why she was abducted.


“Since then they have kept mum. Their silence is worrying us. The development has heightened fear and anxiety among us.


“We’ve not heard from Madam Ebikake. The captors’ quietness is getting everybody confused. We pray she is well and kicking.”


Police spokesman Asinim Butswat said: “We are investigating the incident.”


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