Nigerian journalist abducted by unknown gunmen

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Obscure shooters have kidnapped a Bayelsa-based news publisher, Mr. Jones Abiri.

Abiri was whisked far from the Ayabowei Plaza facilitating the secretariat of nearby papers distributers at the Amarata suburb of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

He was likewise captured at the same place where is office is situated in 2016.

Despite the fact that it couldn’t be promptly learned if the gunmen were security agents, they were said to have raged in with a white Hilux and dark SUV at about 4.30pm while Abiri was having a long conversation with his partners.

“The outfitted men bounced out of the hilux van taking steps to shoot Abiri in the event that he moved, just to be constrained into the Hilux. They at that point zoomed off while the other jeep intently pursued behind. The firearms they conveyed were like those of the secret service agents.

“While he was requesting to know his offense, he was powerfully pushed into a holding up vehicle at firearm point. As of now, his whereabouts are obscure,” a witness said.

Abiri, a known neighborhood distributer of Weekly Source, was grabbed at some point in 2016, by agents of the Department of State Service over supposed contribution with aggressors and dangers to the country oil industry.

He anyway gained freedom in 2018 after around two years of extraordinary campaign from a few nearby and global gatherings.

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