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Goodluck Jonathan Gunmen kidnap ex-President’s foster father

This is however not the first time Jonathan’s foster father is being kidnapped.

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72 year old Chief Inengite Nitabai, the foster father of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Otuoke, Bayelsa state.

Punch reports that the first cousin of the former President was kidnapped at about 3:30 am in his house, by seven armed men.

A security source who spoke to Punch said the kidnappers were able to beat the check-points in the area, because they came in through the creeks, adding that Nitabai’s house is by the creek.

The Bayelsa state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Asinim Butswat, also confirmed the incident saying  “On February 17, 2016, at about 0330 hours, seven unknown gunmen abducted Chief Inengite Nitabai in his residence in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area.

“A massive manhunt has 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.”

This is however not the first time Jonathan’s foster father is being kidnapped.

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Reports say Nitabai spent 21 days in the den of kidnappers in 2014, when he was abducted by 10 armed men.

The Bayelsa State police command recently foiled an alleged attempt by five suspects to attack the country home of the former President.

Jonathan has also revealed that he decided to concede defeat to Buhari because he already knew what the outcome of the polls would be.

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