By Ben Adaji
63 years old mother of the Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Haruna Manu has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen from her residence in Makera area of Mutum Biyu in Gassol Local Government Area of the state. Our correspondent reports that Hajiya Beli was kidnapped along with others who have been released after paying ransom of between N1 million and N5 million.
The kidnappers according to eye witness stormed the area on motor cycles, shooting their ways into the town, and abducted their victims in the process Hajiya Beli was abducted at about 10.30pm on Monday, by hoodlum who bundled her onto one of the motorcycles they rode into the town with.
There is no official statement yet from either the police or the state Government, but eye witnesses told National Trail that the Chairman of the local Government Alhaji Tukura Bashir has been making frantic contacts to get help. As it is, the entire area including Garba Chede, Tella and surrounding communities where there have been cases of kidnapping lately has been thrown into confusion.