TARABA, Nigeria – Suspected gunmen, on Sunday, abducted and killed the Council Chairman of Ardo-kola local government area of Taraba, Hon. Salihu Dovo and his nephew, Timothy Aminu.
Aminu was killed while attempting to obstruct his abduction.
Police Public Relations Officer of Taraba Command, DSP David Misal, confirmed the incident to The Nation, at Jalingo Federal Medical Centre Mortuary.
Narrating the incident, Misal said the gunmen stormed the deceased’s residence located at the Sabon-Gari area of Jalingo at about 1am on Sunday, shot sporadically for over 30 minutes before kidnapping the council boss.
He reported that the gunmen took Dovo towards the River Lamurde, the border between Jalingo and Ardo-Kola local government areas.
PPRO Misal disclosed that the gunmen shot the victim after they noticed local vigilantes and police and could not escape with him.
“His corpse was dumped in Nahuta village across the river Lamurde boundary between Ardo-Kola and Jalingo council areas.
“His nephew Aminu, who tried to block the roads to prevent abduction of the council boss, was also killed,” Misal said.
The police spokesman added that some suspects have been arrested over the incident.
“We have arrested some suspects and I can assure you that the killers of the council boss and his nephew would be brought to book,” he said.
Meanwhile, the remains of the council boss and his nephew have been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre Mortuary, Jalingo.