Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a traditional ruler, a 50 year-old woman and a middle-aged man at Otuabula community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
According to the community sources, the incident happened at about 1am on Monday, when heavily armed men, numbering about 20, invaded the community and abducted the victims.
They identified those abducted as the deputy paramount ruler of the community, Chief Otia Isomom, Mrs. Lucy Osain and Mr. Friday Abah.
They were said to be moved into a waiting speedboat.
A resident of the community, who witnessed the incident, was stabbed with dagger but luckily escaped from being kidnapped by the gunmen.
Police spokesman in Bayelsa State, SP Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident, said that police was intensifying efforts to rescue the victims.