Gunmen abduct two in Jalingo


The Taraba State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a female and the abduction of no fewer than two persons in the Jalingo metropolis by unknown gunmen.

The incident occurred in the Mile Six area in the early hours of Sunday.

Confirming the report, the spokesperson of the command, Abdullahi Usman, said, “It has been confirmed that there was a kidnap in the house of one Balanko Alex in Mile Six area of Jalingo today.”

Usman said the unknown gunmen gained access to the house via the fence, killed the owner of the house and his wife before disappearing with two persons.

He said the command had put in place mechanisms to fast-track the arrest of the kidnappers. He urged persons with useful information to reach out to the command.

Some Mile Six residents who spoke lamented the recurring attacks on the area. They urged the governor to use his military experience to address the problem.

They also urged him to provide logistics to security operatives to make it easier to arrest the situation.

Saga Gist reports that the latest attack comes a few days after some persons were kidnapped in the Mayo-Dasa area of the Jalingo metropolis

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