The younger sister of Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Nancy Dickson, has been rescued after spending over two months in the hands of kidnappers.
A statement issued on today, Monday, Feb 29, by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said 26-year-old Nancy Dickson, was rescued on Sunday evening from her abductors without paying any ransom.
According to him, “some of the kidnappers took to their heels while others were apprehended following a tip off on their hideout.”
While calling on the people of the state not to succumb to the demands of ransom made by kidnappers, Governor Dickson assured that plans were underway to amend the Bayelsa State Secret Cult, Kidnapping and other Related Offences Prohibition Bill 2012 to proscribe payment of ransom in the state.
He stressed that the Bill when passed into law, would go a long way in putting a stop to kidnapping in the state.
As part of efforts to stem criminal activities in the state, Governor Dickson said “a comprehensive security strategy would be launched soon to boost government’s policy of zero tolerance for crime and criminality.”