Gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, have abducted Robert Desmond, the Chief Executive Officer, New Face, a pro-All Progressives Congress campaign group, in the Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Desmond was reportedly abducted on Saturday after a social event in Nembe, in the Nembe LGA.

The victim was said to be a staunch supporter of a former Governor of the state, Timipre Sylva, and an APC member at the state House of Assembly, Israel Sunny-Igoli.

The abduction has, however, thrown the Nembe and Brass areas of the state into chaos with residents and party faithfuls speculating on the motive behind the abduction.

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While some members of the New Face group claimed that the abduction was politically-motivated and targeted at some APC members ahead of the 2019 national and state assembly elections in the area, others claimed that the abduction was carried out by gunmen who wanted to make money from the family.

Some APC supporters, however, expressed fear that the pro-APC campaigner might have been killed by his abductors.

But the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Asinim Butswat, dismissed the claims.

Butswat, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the police had commenced investigation into the incident.

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