A member of the Taraba State House of Assembly representing Takum I Constituency, Hon. Hosea Ibi, was on Saturday night kidnapped.
The Commissioner of Police, Taraba State, Mr. Dave Akinremi, confirmed that the lawmaker was abducted by motorcyclists in Takum, Jalingo last night while going to his home town.
Akinremi said three men riding on a motorcycle accosted the lawmaker and whisked him away to an unknown location.
“We got information last night that three men riding on a motorcycle accosted somebody whom we later confirmed to be the lawmaker representing Takum I, Hon. Hosea Ibi, forced him to climb the bike with them and took him away.
“I quickly mobilised my men who are currently on the manhunt to close in on the kidnappers. The kidnappers have not yet established contact with anybody, but we are trailing them using our intelligence and we will surely rescue the lawmaker,” he said.
An eyewitness, Mr. Rimansikpe Tsokwa, told police that the three men broke into the house of the lawmaker at about 10:27 pm and collected all the mobile phones.
“We are really shocked by this development and I want to plead with the police and other law enforcement agencies to ensure safe rescue of Hon. Hosea Ibi. Thank God the Governor is in town, he should support the security agencies in rescuing the lawmaker,” he said.