- NCC probes MTN, GLO, others over data depletion, wrong billings
- Deadly second wave of COVID-19 and youth vulnerability
Daily Trust reports that unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers had abducted 25 youths along Wukari-Takum road at 6 pm Wednesday.
Youths were on their way back to Takum from Wukari where they attended a marriage ceremony when they ran into a roadblock mounted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
The victims, who are males, Daily Trust gathered, were travelling in a commercial bus and ran into a roadblock at a spot between Kofan Amadu and Chanchangi before the gunmen commandeered the bus into the bush.
A relative of some of the victims, Mallam Muhammed Takum, told Daily Trust in a Telephone interview that the victims had attended a wedding ceremony of a friend in Wukari and were abducted while on their way back to Takum.
He said kidnappers and bandits chased away from Benue State had regrouped in the forest along Wukari-Takum and Takum-Katsina-Ala roads terrorising innocent travellers.
Muhammed further stated that up to now the kidnappers have not contacted families of the victims.
He said there is tension in the town as nobody knew the whereabouts of the youths, including the driver of the bus that conveyed them.
The Spokesperson of Taraba Police command, DSP David Misal, confirmed the incident.
“We confirmed that they are missing but not established either kidnapped or otherwise.
“Investigation has commenced,” DSP Misal said.