David Misal, spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force in Taraba State,
has confirmed the kidnap of three persons by gunmen in Jalingoo.
Misal made the confirmation to ChannelsTV on Saturday, saying the
victims were kidnapped in the Magami area of Jalingo in the early
hours of Saturday.
He, however, noted that the police were already on the trail of the
abductors and would do everything humanly possible to ensure that the
kidnapped persons were rescued.
Narrating her ordeal, a wife to one of the victims, Chibugo Nweze,
said her husband, Ekene, was sleeping when the abductors arrived in
According to her, the assailants shot sporadically into the air to
scare neighbours, broke their door, and left the house with her
Chibugo added that the kidnappers order Ekene to dress up and follow
them and carted away with some money they have in the house.
She explained further that shortly after taking her husband, the
attackers pounced on their landlord, Linus Ifekwueme and one Emmanuel
who live in the same residence.
The victim’s wife said the persons abducted were Igbo businessmen
resident in Magami.
She, however, noted that there was no contact with the kidnappers to
know their demands or the whereabouts of the victims.