Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a member representing Nguroje Constituency in the Taraba House of Assembly, Barr. Bashir Mohammed.
Mohammed was abducted from his residence behind SSS office area of Jalingo at about 1. 30 am on Wednesday by a heavily armed gunmen, a family source told our correspondent.
The lawmaker was the Chairman of the House Committee on Information.
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.
When contacted the spokesman of the Taraba police command DSP, David Misal did not respond to calls from this reporter.