Police in Jalingo, Taraba state have confirmed the killing of the Chairman of Ardo-kola local government area, Hon. Salihu Dovo and his nephew, Timothy Aminu by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
The spokesman of the command, DSP David Misal has however revealed that three persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.
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He said, the gunmen suspected to be kidnappers invaded the deceased’s residence located at the Sabon-Gari area of Jalingo at about 1am on Sunday and abducted him.
He said the gunmen shot sporadically for over 30 minutes before abducting the council boss.
DSP Misal said the gunmen took away the chairman and crossed River Lamurde located at the border between Jalingo and Ardo-Kola local government areas.
He stated that local vigilantes and police trailed the gunmen.
He added that the kidnappers shot their victim on noticing that they could not escape with him.
“The gunmen dumped his corpse in Nahuta village across the river Lamurde boundary between Ardo-Kola and Jalingo council areas,” DSP Misal added
He said Aminu, the Nephew of the chairman who attempted to block the roads to prevent abduction of the council boss, was also killed.
The police spokesman said arrests have been made over the incident.
“We have arrested three suspects now and I can assure you that the killers of the council boss and his nephew would be brought to book,” he said.
The remains of the council boss and his nephew have been deposited at Federal Medical Centre Jalingo.
Daily Trust finding revealed that several people including a member representing Nguroje constituency were abducted by kidnappers at different locations in Jalingo metropolis within the last few months.