Madam Dikoro was reportedly abducted from her home at Foropa, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, in circumstances believed to be politically-motivated.

There was outrage yesterday in Bayelsa State, following the abduction of Madam Ebifeghe Dikoro, the 105-year-old mother of Chief Wilberforce Igiri, the running mate to All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva.

Ahead of the poll, there has been an increase in crimes, especially the kidnapping of aged people, including traditional rulers.

The APC and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been in a political battle to win the December 5 governorship election.

Madam Dikoro’s abductors, said to be gunmen, reportedly stormed Foropa at 1 am on two speedboats when the old woman was asleep.