Crime and Security

Gunmen kidnap,  kill Local Government Chairman in Taraba

Gunmen kidnap, kill Local Government Chairman in Taraba


Gunmen have killed the Chairman of Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State, Salihu Dovo, after he was kidnapped early Sunday morning.

The gunmen were said to have stormed Mr Dovo’s residence in Sabon Gari, Jalingo at about 1 a.m and abducted him. They later killed him.

According to an eyewitness, the suspected assassins called an official of the local government to reveal that they have murdered Mr Dovo and also mentioned where to recover his corpse.

The source was quoted as saying;

“They called an official of the Council to inform him of the killing, telling them to go and search for his corpse in the bush.

“Members of the community went into the bush and started looking for his body which was found and taken to the town and it was found not long ago. The body is being taken to town now.

Taraba State Police Command spokesperson, David Misal confirmed the incident and also revealed that a suspect has been arrested.

”As I am talking to you now, his corpse is deposited in the hospital.

“The command’s detectives had swung into action just as one suspect (has been) arrested,” the spokesman said.

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