Bayelsa State Federal Commissioner at the National Population Commission (NPC), Mrs Gloria Izonfuo, has been abducted by gunmen.
Police spokesperson in Rivers State, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed the abduction on Monday, said Izonfuo was abducted on Sunday alongside her driver and maid at the Ogbakiri Junction on the East-West Road.
The trio were returning to Port Harcourt after a trip to Brass in Bayelsa when they were abducted.
Iringe-Koko added that police tactical teams had been deployed to ensure the rescue of the commissioner, formerly Head of Civil Service in Bayelsa State, and her aides.
The abductors already demanded for N500 million ransom for the release of the victims.
Izonfuo had been at the centre of pre-census activities in Bayelsa in the last two weeks.