Unknown gunmen on Saturday abducted a popular news blogger and the owner of Naijalivetv.com, Mienpamo Saint
Saint was abducted around 1:00am in Yenagoa and taken to an unknown destination by the gunmen who also seized his phones and those of his relatives.
The Convener of Yenagoa Media Forum (YMF), Agidee Theophilus, who confirmed the development described the incident as outrageous.
According to him: “This is another, in a series of calamitous events that have befallen men and women of the besieged fourth estate of the realm in the state.
“The Yenagoa Media Forum joins other members of the pen fraternity to condemn the abduction of the media practitioner who in recent times has published scathing reports about key political actors in the Bayelsa State government.
“While the painful memory of the unresolved murder of Famous Giobaro is still fresh in our minds, we urged the Bayelsa State Police Command to do everything within it’s powers to resolve the matter within the shortest possible time.
“Our work as journalists in the state is almost a thankless job while dissenting voices are treated as pariahs. For those who have instigated this shameful act, let’s be reminded of the very insightful statement by the late US, President John F. Kennedy on freedom of the press”.