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Gunmen Abduct Jonathan’s Foster Father. Again.


Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s foster father, Inengite Nitabai, has again been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

It was gathered that the 72-year-old Nitabai was kidnapped by a seven-man gang on Wednesday 17 February 2016.

They were said to have invaded his country home in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State and took him away to an unknown place.

The incident occurred about six days to the second anniversary of his abduction at the same residence by ten armed bandits on Sunday 23 February 2014. He was then 70.

The hoodlums had collected about N40,000 from his family members who were with him and still whisked their victim away forcefully in his Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) parked in the compound.

Few days after the kidnapping, they established contact with the family and demanded for a whopping N500million ransom to release him.

There were also reports that the kidnappers also turned down the sum of N30m the family later offered for Nitabai’s freedom.

Nitabai, a former lecturer at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, however, regained his freedom on 13 March 2014, following his rescue by the anti-kidnapping squad of the Bayelsa State Police Command.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Bayelsa Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed Wednesday’s kidnapping of Nitabai in Yenagoa.

“A massive manhunt have been launched by a combined team of Marine Police and Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Command, to rescue the victim and arrest the abductors. Investigation is ongoing”, he said.