Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Gunmen Kidnap Mother of Taraba Deputy Governor

The mother of the deputy governor of Taraba state, 63 years old Hajiya Belli, has been reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen from her residence in Makera area of Mutum Biyu in Gassol Local Government Area of the state.

Reports said that Hajiya Belli was kidnapped along with others who have been released after paying ransom of between N1million and N5million.

The kidnappers according to eye witness stormed the area on motor cycles, shooting their ways into the town, and abducting their victims in the process.

Hajiya Belli was abducted at about 10:30pm on Monday, by hoodlums who bundled her onto one of the motorcycles they rode into the town with.

There is no official statement yet from either the police or the state Government, but eyewitnesses said that Chairman of the Local Government, Alhaji Tukura Bashir has been making frantic contacts to get help.

Apparently, the entire area, including Garba Chede, Tella and surrounding communities where there have been cases of kidnapping lately has been thrown into confusion,our correspondent said.

Culled from: Newsdiaryonline