Gunmen dressed in military camouflage have stormed the residence of Betinah Benson and kidnapped her to an unknown destination.
The victim, aged eighty is the mother of Kombowei Benson, Secretary to the Bayelsa State government.
The attack was carried out on Tuesday night in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.
Confirming the incident, Bayelsa State Police Command in a statement signed by the spokesperson, Asinim Butswat said some of the suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Mr. Butswat said the police have launched a manhunt for the rescue of Madam Betinah Benson and arrest of the suspects.
Bayelsa State has seen a surge in the activities of gunmen in recent years.