Just In: Terrorist Kills Taraba Council Chairman And His Nephew
The gunmen also killed the chairman’s nephew, Timothy Aminu for attempting to obstruct the kidnap during the attack that took place on Sunday, January 24.
Police Public Relations Officer of Taraba Command, DSP David Misal, confirmed the incident at Jalingo Federal Medical Centre Mortuary where the bodies of the victims have been deposited.
He said the gunmen invaded the deceased’s residence located at the Sabon-Gari area of Jalingo at about 1am on Sunday, shooting sporadically for over 30 minutes before abducting the council boss.
He said Dovo was dragged by the gunmen, who headed towards the River Lamurde, the border between Jalingo and Ardo-Kola local government areas.
According to the PPRO, local vigilantes and police trailed the gunmen, who shot the victim on noticing they could not escape with him.
He said the gunmen dumped his corpse in Nahuta village across the river Lamurde boundary between Ardo-Kola and Jalingo council areas.
The PPRO further confirmed Aminu, who attempted to block the roads to prevent abduction of the council boss, was also killed.