Gunmen abduct Taraba lawmaker

By Chizoba Ogbeche


Taraba Police Command yesterday confirmed the abduction of a state legislator, Hosea Ibi, by three unidentified gunmen.
The lawmaker represents Takum 1 in the state Assembly.
The command’s spokesman, David Misal said Ibi was kidnapped in Takum, his hometown on 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.
A witness of the abduction, Rimansikpe Tsokwa, told the News Agency of Nigeria that Ibi was abducted around 10 pm on Saturday.
“Three gunmen alighted from two motorcycles at about 10 pm and stormed Hosea’s mother’s residence.
“Immediately they entered, they seized all handsets belonging to the people in the compound.
“They then dragged the member to their motorcycles and whisked him away without saying anything,” he said.


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