The 85-year-old mother of Dr. Austin Tam-George, the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, has been kidnapped by masked gunmen from her hometown today.
Dr Austin Tam-George hails from Okrika, in Okrika Local Government area of Rivers State.
Details of the kidnap is sketchy at the time of filing this report.
However, Oriye St Franklin, Special Adviser to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Social Media confirmed the kidnap in his post on social media asking for the old woman’s release.
Some politicians in the state believe that her kidnap has political undertone following the persistent criticism of the past administration in Rivers state by her son.
The kidnappers are yet to make any contact with the family.