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BREAKING: Gunmen Kidnap Taraba Assembly Member

A member representing Nguroje Constituency in the Taraba House of Assembly, Barr. Bashir Mohammed has been kidnapped.

THE NATIONS EXPRESS learnt that the lawmaker was kidnapped on Wednesday from his house behind SSS office area of Jalingo at about 1:30am by some heavily armed gunmen.

According to the source, the gunmen who were more than ten in number and heavily armed with assorted weapons invaded the house at about 1.30 am and engaged the area in sporadic shooting that lasted for over 45 minutes before kidnapping the lawmaker.

The source said that none of the family members was hurt, adding that the kidnappers forced the lawmaker into one of the two vehicles used by them.

Barr. Bashir Mohammed, a member representing Nguroje Constituency is also the Chairman House Committee on Information in the Taraba state House of Assembly.

When contacted the spokesman of the Taraba police command DSP, David Misal did not respond to calls from this reporter.

This is coming less than 24 hours, after President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to unleash the army against the kidnappers.

Buhari said he would make sure the military wiped out kidnappers and bandits across the country. He spoke during his meeting with the 36 state governors yesterday in Abuja. “We are thinking very seriously about the issue of kidnappings. “We will allow the military to reach the bandits and kidnappers and eliminate them,” Buhari said.

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