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Gunmen kidnap Diezani Allison-Madueke’s Brother

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Unidentified gunmen in the early hours of Thursday kidnapped Joseph Agama, the younger brother to Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke, Police sources have confirmed.

Spokesman for the Police in Bayelsa state, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the development on Thursday. He  said that the command got a report shortly after the incident happened.

According to Butswat, the police received a  distress call on Thursday from the victim’s father, Maxwell Agama.

Butswat said that the incident occurred at about 12.30 am on Thursday at Yenaka Community, a coastal settlement in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa  state.

Community sources said that the armed gunmen off with the victim to an unknown destination after abandoning their original boat.

Family sources said that the kidnappers were yet to establish contact or demand ransom.

Late last year, a sister to the minister,  Osiyo Agama, was kidnapped in October 2014 in Port Harcourt and later rescued by a combined team of Joint Task Force and Department of State Security Services.

Recently her donation of N70 million to the Bayelsa chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  is currently causing crisis in the party that crisis led to the suspension of Col. Sam Inokoba as state chairman of the party.

Diezani is also at the centre of controversial  award of pipeline surveillance contracts to militiamen and ethnic warlords across Nigeria.

Source: http://www.upshotreportsonline.com/news/gunmen-kidnap-diezani-allison-madueke-s-brother.html

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