Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Just in: Taraba Lawmaker, Bashir Bape kidnapped from home

Gunmen have abducted the lawmaker representing Nguroje constituency in the Taraba State House of Assembly, Bashir Bape.

Mr Bape was kidnapped Tuesday night in his residence in Jalingo, the state capital.

“The gunmen who came in numbers overpowered the vigilantes guarding the house and went straight to his sleeping room.

“They whisked him away, and on leaving the scene, they shot into the air to scare us,” a member of the household told Premium Times.

Witnesses said the gunmen rode to the area in a convoy of motorcycles at about 1:00 a.m.

“Immediately they entered, they seized all handsets belonging to the people in the compound.

“They then dragged the member to their motorcycles and whisked him away without saying anything,” said a neighbour who declined to give his name for security reasons.

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