Police confirm kidnap of Taraba lawmaker

Police confirm kidnap of Taraba lawmaker

The Taraba Police Command on Sunday confirmed the abduction of a state legislator, Mr. Hosea Ibi by three unidentified gunmen.

Ibi represents Takum 1 in the State House of Assembly.

The command’s spokesman, Mr. David Misal said in Jalingo, the capital, that Ibi was kidnapped in Takum, his hometown Saturday night.

“ I can confirm to you that the lawmaker was kidnapped last night in Takum.That is all I can tell you for now,” Misal said.

The spokesman said the command has mobilised its men to Takum to rescue the lawmaker.

Mr. Rimansikpe Tsokwa, a witness of the abduction, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Ibi was abducted around 10 p.m on Saturday.

“ Three gunmen alighted from two motorcycles at about 10 p.m and stormed Hosea’s mother’s residence.

NAN

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