Barring any last minute intervention, Tina Inegbagha, wife of the Paramount ruler in Ayakoro Community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, and Egele Jack, the Principal of Government Craft Development Centre, Ayakoro, will be spending Christmas in kidnappers' den. 

Majesty Inegbagha, a member of the monarch’s family, who confirmed the development in Yenagoa on Tuesday, said that the incident took place on December 16.

According to him, the second victim of the abduction, Jack, hails from Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state.

Speaking at his palace on return from his trip, the Paramount Ruler, Righteous Inegbagha, appealed to the state government and security agencies to ensure his wife and the Principal were unconditionally released.

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He also appealed to the kidnappers to set his wife free and prayed for her safe return.

The monarch said that from witnesses, the gunmen, who were more than seven, came with a twin engine speed boat, three were armed with AK 47 rifles, while others carried machetes and other dangerous weapons.

The Police Commissioner in the state, Asuquo Amba, had in a response to a question on the incident during an interactive session with reporters on the crime situation on Monday said that the incident was being investigated.

Amba said that following the recent upsurge in violent crimes in Bayelsa, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had sent a special squad to compliment the efforts of the Police Command in combating crime.

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