Gov. Ishaku’s CPS kidnapped by unknown gunmen
Hassan Mijimyawa, the Chief Press Secretary to Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has been kidnapped.
It was gathered that he was kidnapped on Wednesday along Bali Gashaka road by unknown gunmen.
Mijinyaywa was said to be travelling in his official vehicle with his driver when the incidence occurred.
Meanwhile efforts by DAILY POST to reach Governor Ishaku’s Senior Special Assistant on media, Mr. Bala Dan-Abu for confirmation has not been successful as calls to his phone number did not go through.
However, the wife to the abducted CPS, Hajiya Sekina Mijinyawa, authenticated the report of the incident to journalists in Jalingo.
She said that her husband left home for Gembu in Sardauna Local Government Area at about 7 a.m. on Wednesday only for him to be kidnapped on the way.
Mijinyawa was on his way to Mambilla Plateau to join his principal, Gov. Darius Ishaku, who is on campaign tour of the area.
She appealed to the kidnappers to have mercy on her husband and release him unhurt.
Alhaji Yusuf Garba, one of those who narrowly escaped the kidnappers, said apart from the CPS and other government official, a foreigner whom he said was on his way to one of the Internally Displaced Persons camp, was also kidnapped.
Garba, who narrated how the kidnappers took over the highway for several hours, said the CPS and the other victims after been dispossessed of their belongings were led away into the forest by the abductors.
Mr David Akinremi, Commissioner of Police in Taraba, also confirmed the incident.
He, however, said that police had deployed some officers in the area to commence search for the victims.