Suspected kidnappers have killed the Chairman of Ardo-Kola Local Government Council in Taraba State, Hon. Salihu Dovo.
According to information gathered, Dovo was abducted by gunmen at his residence in Jalingo early hours of Sunday.
It was reported that barely six hours after his abduction, the kidnappers called an official of the Local Government to announce the killing of the Local Government Council Chairman, according to a family source.
“They called an official of the council to go and search for the Chairman’s corpse in the bush.”
“Immediately, members of the community went into the bush and started looking for his body which was found close to the river.”
The development was confirmed by the spokesperson of the command, ASP David Misal.
Misal said the armed men stormed the residence of the local government Chairman at Sabon Gari area of the state capital around 1:00 am on Sunday and took him away.
He further stated that the deceased was taken to river Lamurde where they killed him and later called that the people should go and look for his body in the bush around the area.
Misal disclosed that a search team was dispatched, and the body later found, however, could not confirm whether it was a case of assassination or kidnapping.
Meanwhile, the corpse of the Council Chairman has been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo.