Gunmen kidnap Delta Ijaw monarch’s mother, sister in Patani

Pere of Kabowei Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Barr. Shadrach Erebulu, Adou lll, whose mother was kidnapped in Patani

By Onome Oghenetega

Information reaching WARRI TODAY indicates that the mother of the Pere of Kabowei Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Barr. Shadrach Erebulu, Adou lll, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

The monarch’s mother, Queen Elizabeth Erebulu was abducted alongside her sister Mrs. Okee Yawoma in the early hours of Wednesday.

Sources told our correspondent that the king’s mother was abducted at her home located around Taware Quarters in Patani town, Patani Local Government Area of Delta State.

Her sister, Mrs. Yawoma, the sources claimed, was kidnapped at Adagbabiri community, a Bayelsa State Community sharing boundary with Delta State.

Our sources who pleaded anonymity said the two victims were whisked away at about 2am on Wednesday.

It was gathered that the kidnappers had first abducted the traditional ruler’s mother before taking her across the river to Adagbabiri to also kidnap her sister who was sleeping.

WARRI TODAY further learnt that the hoodlums left with their targets in a speed boat to an unknown location.

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“The kidnappers already zoomed off through the Adagbabiri waterside after kidnapping the king’s mother before police operatives in rescue effort came. The gunmen were four in numbers. No one could know why they were kidnapped”, one of the sources in the community told our correspondent.

A police source in the area confirmed the incident but pleaded not to be quoted in this report as he was not authorized to speak to press.


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