Police affirm kidnap of Ibi Hosea Taraba lawmaker



    Ibi Hosea: kidnapped Saturday evening

    Nabilu Balarabe/Jalingo

    The Taraba Police Command on Sunday confirmed the kidnapping of a state legislator, Mr. Ibi Hosea by three unidentified gunmen.

    Hosea represents Takum 1 within the State House of Assembly.

    The command’s spokesman, Mr. David Misal stated in Jalingo, the capital, that Hosea was kidnapped in Takum, his hometown Saturday evening.

    “ I can confirm to you that the lawmaker was kidnapped last night in Takum. That is all I can tell you for now,” Misal stated.

    The spokesman stated the command has mobilised its males to Takum to rescue the lawmaker.

    Mr. Rimansikpe Tsokwa, a witness of the kidnapping, instructed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Ibi was kidnapped round 10 p.m on Saturday.

    “ Three gunmen alighted from two bikes at about 10 p.m and stormed Hosea’s mom’s residence.

    “ Immediately they entered, they seized all handsets belonging to the individuals within the compound.

    “They then dragged the member to their motorcycles and whisked him away without saying anything.” he stated.

    NAN experiences that Takum can be the hometown of the state governor, Darius Ishaku, who’s celebrating the New Year within the city.