Aide to Taraba State Governor kidnapped, 48 hours after NLC chairman’s release


Armed man

Armed men on Tuesday abducted Bala Baba, a senior special assistant to Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku, in his residence at Sabon-Geri area of Jalingo, the State capital.

This came less than 48 hours after the state NLC chairman, Peter Jediel was released after been kidnapped.

A family source told our correspondent that the gunmen invaded the house at around 2 am and operated for more than 30 minutes before taking away the governor’s SSA.

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According to the source, “They came heavily armed and were shooting sporadically for more than 30 minutes before they dragged the governor’s aide to the unknown destination.

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“Up till now, they have not called and we can’t reach our brother because they have switched off his phone.”

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Taraba State Police Command confirmed the development. State police PPRO, Reform Laha, said the command was on top of the situation to track down perpetrators of the act.


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