Hassan Mijinyawa, the Chief Press Secretary to Taraba State Governor, and two other men have allegedly been abducted by unknown gunmen.
The CPS, another government official, and a foreign expatriate whose country is yet to be verified were kidnapped along Bali-Gashaka-Gembu highway in the early hours of Wednesday.
Hajjiya Sekina Mijinyawa, the wife of the abducted CPS who confirmed this development to journalists, disclosed that her husband left home for Gembu in Sardauna Local Government Area at about 7:00 am and was kidnapped thereafter.
“He was on his way to the Mambilla Plateau to join his principal, Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, who is on a campaign tour of the area," she stated.
“He left in a Press Crew bus and I learned he was kidnapped alongside a government official with whom he was driving in the Press Crew bus.
“I want to appeal to the kidnappers to temper justice with mercy and release my husband unhurt,”she concluded.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. David Akinremi, confirmed the incident and has deployed policemen to the area to commence a search for the victim.