Bandits on Sunday kidnapped the caretaker cmmittee chairman of Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State, Mr Boyi Manja, and killed his orderly in the process.
The incident happened along the Takum-Chanchanji road in the Takum LGA of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Usman, who confirmed the incident, told Punch that the command was carrying out a massive search for the chairman as well as the assailants.
“I can confirm to you that the chairman of Takum Local Government, Boyi Manja, was attacked on Sunday, May 7, and his Orderly was killed in the attack.
“The attackers, believed to be kidnappers went away with the chairman and as we speak, his whereabouts are still unknown.
“From preliminary investigation, we gathered that the assailants mounted a roadblock when they saw the chairman approaching and asked his driver to open the trunk of the car.
“As he made to do that, those who laid ambush opened fire on the Orderly and killed him before whisking the Chairman away.
“As we speak, we have commenced a massive manhunt in the area to track down the kidnappers and rescue the chairman.
“The command will do everything possible to ensure that those who killed the security officer are apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law.
“We also call on members of the public with any useful information to quickly make it available to our men. I assure you that their identities will be kept safe,” he said.
Takum which is the hometown of Governor Darius Ishaku and former Minister of Defense, Gen. TY Danjuma (retd.) has not known peace in recent times following attacks and killings in the area since last year.
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