The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Nkereuwem Akpan, told journalists in Yenagoa on Thursday that the rescuing of kidnapped victims was made possible by the cooperation and support of law abiding people of the state.
“It is instructive to state that the command has rescued kidnapped victims, worthy of note is the rescue of Shell Petroleum Development Company’s workers and the 80- year-old Mother of the Chairman of Yenagoa local government council, Madam Beauty Nimizuoa.
“I am hopeful that with this level of commitment and engagements from the people of Bayelsa, we will together drive community policing initiative forward and make our communities safer again,” he said.
Madam Beauty Nimiyigha is the mother of the Chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa state, Mr Uropaye Nimiyigha.
“After the kidnapping of our mother, the entire family was in a state of dilemma. I remember that each time it rains, the chairman would start crying, but we thank God her kidnappers have released her.
“And each time it was raining then, he would be saying ‘how is my mother faring with the rain?’