The Chairman of Ardo-kola Local Government Area of Taraba, Hon. Salihu Dovo and his nephew, Timothy Aminu, have been killed by unknown gunmen.
Aminu was killed while attempting to obstruct his uncle’s abduction.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, David Misal, confirmed the incident.
He said the gunmen invaded the deceased’s residence located at the Sabon-Gari area of Jalingo at about 1 am on Sunday, shooting sporadically for over 30 minutes before abducting the council boss.
He said Dovo was dragged by the gunmen, who headed towards the River Lamurde, the border between Jalingo and Ardo-Kola Local Government Areas.
According to the PPRO, local vigilantes and police trailed the gunmen, who shot the victim on noticing they could not escape with him.
He said the gunmen dumped his corpse in Nahuta village across the river Lamurde boundary between Ardo-Kola and Jalingo council areas.
The police spokesman said arrests have been made over the incident.
“We have made some arrests and I can assure you that the killers of the council boss and his nephew would be brought to book,” he assured.
The remains of the council boss and his nephew have been deposited at Federal Medical Centre Mortuary Jalingo.