BREAKING: Taraba lawmaker kidnapped By Gunmen
iexclusive News Nigeria reports that gunmen have abducted Taraba lawmaker representing Nguroje constituency in the Taraba State House of Assembly, Bashir Bape.
Mr Bape was kidnapped Tuesday night in his residence in Jalingo, the state capital.
“The gunmen who came in numbers overpowered the vigilantes guarding the house and went straight to his sleeping room.
This online news medium gathered that ‘’They whisked him away, and on leaving the scene, they shot into the air to scare us,” a member of the household said.
Witnesses said the gunmen rode to the area in a convoy of motorcycles at about 1:00 a.m.
“Immediately they entered, they seized all handsets belonging to the people in the compound.
“They then dragged the member to their motorcycles and whisked him away without saying anything,” said a neighbor who declined to give his name for security reasons.
The state police spokesperson was not immediately available for comment on the incident as calls to his phone did not go through.
It was the second time a member of the state House of Assembly was kidnapped in recent years.
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