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The peace of the Atissa Kingdom was Thursday night violated by unknown gunmen who abducted the Ebeni Ibe of Atissa Kingdom, HRM, King Godwin Igodo.
Vanguard learnt that the incident occurred between 9.30 and 10pm at the riverside settlement of Obogoro in the Yenagoa local government area of Bayelsa when most of his subjects had retired to bed.
The serene settlement is less than five minutes ride by boat from mainland Yenagoa, the state capital.
The royal father in his seventies witnesses told Saturday Vanguard had also retired to bed when he was unceremoniously whisked away from his residence by the armed gunmen suspected to be commercial kidnappers.
Sources from the area told our correspondent that the natives were jolted from their sleep by sporadic gunfire that rented the air forcing those outside to scamper for safety.
The attack the first of its kind in the usually peaceful settlement some distance away from the Bayelsa Government House came as a surprise to many giving the unassuming disposition of the royal father and the recent lull in cases of abduction in the state.

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