- The chairman of Ardo-Kola local government area Taraba state has been murdered
- Salihu Dovo was killed by unknown gunmen on Sunday, January 24
- The LG boss was earlier abducted at his residence in Sabon Gari, Jalingo
As Nigeria continues to battle security challenges, tragedy struck in Taraba state as unknown gunmen killed Salihu Dovo, the chairman of Ardo-Kola local government of area.
In a report by Channels TV, Dovo was murdered after he was kidnapped in the early hours of Sunday, January 24, from his residence in Sabon Gari area of Jalingo, the state capital.
A family source who confirmed the incident to the online news publication said the assailants numbering about 20 took Dovo to an unknown destination after invading his house.
The source who was in the house when the incident occurred said that the unknown gunmen came in through the fence of the house, attacked the security guards before gaining entrance into the main building.
The gunmen also made away with some mobile phones belonging to those at Dovo's residence. It was reported that a few hours later the family of the local government chairman was called to come to pick up his corpse in the bush.
According to the source, no ransom was demanded from the family.
The remains of the deceased have been moved to the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre Jalingo.
As of the time of filing this report, neither the police nor the state government has reacted to the incident.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that men of the underworld on Thursday, January 14, kidnapped a former member of the Bauchi state House of Assembly, Abdulmumuni Ningi.
Ningi's abduction was confirmed to Nigerian Tribune on Friday, January 15, by the spokesman of the police command in the state, DSP Ahmed Wakili.
The police PPRO noted that the kidnappers seized Wakili's vehicle at gunpoint and drove away with him in their own car.
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