Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted the Senior Assistant to Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, Bala Baba.
The spokesman of the state police command, Leha Reform, while confirming the development to newsmen said the Governor’s aide was kidnapped in his residence in Sabon Gari area.
He further stated that Baba was abducted today at about 2:30 am, adding that efforts are ongoing to rescue him and apprehend the kidnappers.
Leha added that the abductors are yet to call to make their intentions known.
He noted that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Azare, has ordered for an investigation into the matter and promised to come up with positive results.
Leha noted that the police are working with other security agencies including the vigilante groups to curb insecurity in the state.
The kidnap incident comes less than 48 hours after the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Peter Jediel was abducted and subsequently released.
Meanwhile, suspected internet fraudsters known as ‘Yahoo boys’ on Tuesday morning stormed Ilesha/Osogbo road, Osun State, to protest alleged against the incessant arrest by Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
In a viral video, the suspected fraudsters went on a rampage by making bonfires on the major road and blocked the Osogbo/Ilesa road.
They also stormed the Ilesa West Local Government Secretariat, Ilesa, and made bonfires on the road, therefore halting the free flow of traffic along the busy road.