Unknown armed men abduct & kill Taraba LG Boss
Charles Nwoke, Jalingo, Nigeria
January 24, 2021
The Executive Chairman of Ardo-Kola Local Government Area Council of Taraba State, Salihu Dovo, has been reportedly murdered by his kidnappers.
The LG Boss, Salihu Dovo was abducted early hours of Sunday by unidentified gunmen at his residence in Jalingo, the Taraba State Capital.
According to a family source, just six hours after his kidnap, his abductors called one of the Local Government Council staff to announce the murder of the Local Government Council Boss.
The source said, “They called an official of the council to go and search for the Chairman’s corpse in the bush.
“Immediately, members of the community went into the bush and started looking for his body which was found close to the river.”
ASP David Misal, the Taraba State Police Command Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the killing of the Council Chairman said the armed men had stormed the residence of the Local Government Council Chairman at Sabon Gari area of the state capital around 1:00 am on Sunday and whisked him away.
ASP Misal revealed that the armed men forcefully dragged the Council Chairman to River Lamurde where they maimed him and later called that the people should go and look for his lifeless body in the bush around the area.
The PPRO, who said that a search team was immediately dispatched to the location, and the motionless body was later found.
However, ASP Misal, could not specify whether it was a case of kidnap or outright assassination.
He also disclosed that the corpse of the Council Chairman has been deposited at the mortuary of the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo.