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Police confirm kidnap of Taraba NLC chairman’s wife, neighbour

Gov. Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State

Jalingo, June 13, 2019

The Police Command in Taraba on Thursday confirmed the abduction of Mrs. Abigail Gambo, wife of Mr Peter Gambo, Chairman, Taraba chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

The command’s spokesman, Mr David Misal, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Thursday in Jalingo that the abductors also took Mr Emeka Okoronkwo, Chief Executive Officer of `Our Nation Bakery’.

“The two persons were abducted in their houses at Magami area of Jalingo about 1:00 am on Thursday,” the spokesman said.

“It is confirmed that two people were kidnapped and one other person injured by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Thursday in Jalingo,” he said.

Gambo, who also confirmed the incident, described it as “shocking”.

“When they came, we all scampered in various directions. They whisked away my wife to an unknown destination after shooting sporadically in the compound,” he said.

Gambo told NAN that he had made a written submission to the Police on the incident, but that the kidnappers were  yet to contact him.

He also confirmed that Okoronkwo, the owner of ‘Our Nations Bakery’, who is a neighbour, was also kidnapped.

NAN gathered that Okoronkwo’s security man was shot in the leg during the incident and was currently on admission at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo.

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