Gunmen Kidnap Former Senator In Taraba

Gunmen have on Monday kidnapped a former Senator, Zik Sunday Ambuno in Bachama village, Karim Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Zik who is a farmer visited his village in Bachama to mobilize workers on his farms when his house was attacked by the armed men who came with heavy guns and whisked him away.

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It was gathered that the unknown gunmen also took away his security guards at gunpoint but later released them to return to the village. The private security guards revealed that the kidnappers took him to the mountain around Taraba/Gombe border areas.

Zik represented Taraba North at the Red Chambers in 2003 to 2007 under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

A Police Corporal, Mustapha Nuhu who is an Imam of police headquarters, Jalingo was also picked up by some armed men same weekend in Jalingo, Taraba State capital.

Mustapha Nuhu was kidnapped by unknown gunmen along Sabon-Geri area in Jalingo while he was in his house with his family members.

Police spokesperson in the state, David Misar confirmed the two incidents that the police has since launched a manhunt on the kidnappers.

He said the State Police Commissioner has directed that the two persons must be rescued and the kidnappers be brought to book.

No contact has so far been made to any of the family members to confirm if the incident was for ransom or other forms of criminality.

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