Gunmen abduct traditional ruler’s wives, children in Taraba state

Suspected kidnappers have abducted two wives and six children of the District Head of Mutumbiyu, Sani Muhammad, who is a retired judge before becoming a royal father, in Gasol Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Penpushing reports that an eyewitness account said the gunmen attacked the residence of the traditional ruler in the early hours of the day, while he (monarch) was said  not  to be at his Jalingo residence as of the time the gunmen struck.

The source, however said as at the time of filing this report, the gunmen had already contacted the monarch demanding ransom, while the Taraba State Police Command confirmed the incident, saying it occurred in Jalingo, state capital

Penpushing further reports that the Police Command Public Relations Officer Usman Abdullahi, said security operatives have swung into action and are trailing the criminals with the hope of rescuing the victims unhurt.

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