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Killers of Taraba council chairman arrested

Taraba state police command have confirmed that it has arrested some suspects in connection with the abduction and subsequent killing of the chairman of Ardo-Kola local government area of Taraba, Salihu Dovo.

The police public relations officer (PPRO) of Taraba State Police command, David Misal, a deputy superintendent of Police (DSP), said the local government chairman was abducted from his Jalingo residence, noting that his nephew, Timothy Aminu who made attempt to obstruct his abduction, was gunned down by the kidnappers.

He explained that the kidnappers forced themselves to the deceased residence located at the Sabon-Gari area of Jalingo at about 1 am on Sunday, shooting sporadically for 30 minutes before abducting the council chairman.

Mr. Misal said the council chairman was dragged by the gunmen, who headed towards the River Lamurde, the border between Jalingo and Ardo-Kola LGA. He added that local vigilantes and police trailed the gunmen, who shot the victim on noticing that they could not escape with him.

His corpse was dumped in Nahuta village across the River Lamurde.

The police spokesman said arrests have been made over the incident and the remains of Mr. Dovo and his nephew have been deposited at the Federal medical centre mortuary, Jalingo.

Gregory University Uturu, Abia State
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