The abducted younger sister to Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson, Nancy Keme Dickson, has spent over 6 weeks (42 days) with her kidnappers.
The 26-year-old, who is said to be the last child of the Dicksons, was abducted on December 19, last year, after the December 5, 2015 governorship election and a few weeks to the January 9 supplementary poll, which Dickson won and became the re-elected governor.
After the gunmen seized her at her shop on Okaka Road in Yenagoa, the state capital, they reportedly drove off in an ash Lexus Jeep to an unknown place.
A source who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that governor Dickson was not disposed to paying any ransom to free his sister, recalling that he (governor Dickson) took a similar action when gunmen abducted the mother of a commissioner in his administration.
The source added, “The governor does not believe in paying ransom to kidnappers. When his mother was kidnapped, the abductors demanded ransom but the governor turned down their request. They kept the woman until they became tired and set her free.”