Gunmen kidnap former Taraba chief of staff

Gunmen kidnap former Taraba chief of staff

- A prominent politician in Taraba, Mallam Aminu Jika, has been kidnapped

- Jika was a former chief of staff to late governor Danbaba Suntai

- The kidnappers were said to be about 10 in number

Mallam Aminu Jika, a former chief of staff to late governor Danbaba Suntai, has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen that broke into his Magami residence in Jalingo metropolis at midnight.

According to Daily Trust, the gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, who were about 10 in number, forcefully entered Jika’s house and took him to an unknown location.

Going further, the news-outlet reports that DSP David Misal, a police spokesperson, confirmed abduction of Jika. He said police are making efforts to rescue him.

Meanwhile, had reported that the Taraba state House of Assembly on Monday, December 2, elected Joseph Albasu Kunini and Alh Hamman Adama Abdulahi as the new speaker and deputy speaker of the House respectively.

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This followed the resignation of Abel Peter Diah and Charles Maijankai from the said positions respectively.

The House consequently on Monday, December 2, elected Kunini who was nominated by Bonzana Kizito from Zing constituency.

This was seconded by Ammed Jedua of Gyembu constituency.

The election was unanimous with all the sixteen present out of the twenty-four members that constitute the House.

After taking the oath of office, the speaker opened the floor for the nomination of the deputy speaker.

Hence, Bashir Muhammad made the nomination of Abdulahi who represents Bali.

Abdulahi was also elected unanimously since there was no contrary nomination. In his opening and acceptance speech, Kunini promised to work hard to make sure that the House is truly united to function to maximum capacity. ( - We have upgraded to serve you better.

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