A traditional ruler, a 50 year-old woman and a middle-aged man have been abducted at Otuabula Community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
According to sources, gunmen numbering about 20 invaded the community and abducted the victims around 1am on Monday.
They identified those abducted as the deputy paramount ruler of the community, Chief Otia Isomom, Mrs. Lucy Osain and Mr. Friday Abah, who were all whisked into a waiting speedboat.
A resident, who witnessed the incident, said he was stabbed but luckily escaped from being kidnapped.
Police spokesman in Bayelsa State, SP Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the kidnap, said that police are intensifying efforts in rescuing the abducted victims, while investigation is ongoing.