- No fewer than seven people have been kidnapped in Taraba state by gunmen who mounted a roadblock
- Also, the criminals forcefully snatched a year old baby from her mother
- The criminals have not yet contacted the victims family to demand ransom
A new set of Nigerians have been kidnapped by gunmen. This time around, the abduction occurred in Taraba state.
The criminals, about 10 in number, mounted a roadblock near Chanchangi town, located along Takum-Wukari road.
There, they forced a commercial van conveying 10 passengers from Takum to Wukari town into the forest.
According to Daily Trust, the kidnappers took seven people hostage and also took a one-year-old boy from his mother, who was travelling on the bus.
Meanwhile, the criminals are yet to reach out to relatives of the kidnapped victims.
Also, the news outlet reported that the mother of the infant is traumatised and is hospitalised at a clinic in Takum.
Also, Legit.ng reported that a senior officer with the Edo police command was kidnapped by gunmen who broke into his apartment in Benin, capital of the state.
The latest victim, identified as ASP Clement Amoko, was reportedly taken away in the presence of his wife and children.
Going further, the news outlet added that the kidnappers have already made contact with the family members to demand ransom.
The criminals who struck in the wee hours of Saturday, March 6, whisked away some staff members and their families.
According to locals near the airport, the gunmen were wielding dangerous weapons.
Similarly, Legit.ng reported that the home town of Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, the minister of police affairs, in the Bodinga local government area of Sokoto, was severely attacked by some gunmen on Thursday, March 4.
The criminals reportedly abducted the daughter-in-law and wife of the chief Imam from the raided community.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.