Tragedy struck in the early hours of Sunday as gunmen suspected of being assailants killed a housewife and abducted two persons in Mile Six area of Jalingo the Taraba State Capital.

The Taraba State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a female and the abduction of no fewer than two persons in the Jalingo metropolis by unknown gunmen.

 While confirming the report, the spokesperson of the command, Abdullahi Usman, said, “It has been confirmed that there was a kidnap in the house of one Balanko Alex Gamalia and shot him and his wife in an attempt to abduct them.

 area of Jalingo today.”

Usman said the unknown gunmen gained access to the house via the fence and killed the owner of the house and his wife before disappearing with two persons.

He disclosed that the wife of Mr. Balanko died on the spot while Mr. Balanko, who sustained an injury, is currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Jalingo.

According to him, the command had put in place mechanisms to fast-track the arrest of the kidnappers. He urged persons with useful information to reach out to the command.

Some Mile Six residents who spoke with Newman lamented the recurring attacks on the area. They urged the governor to use his military experience to address the problem.

They also urged him to provide logistics to security operatives to make it easier to arrest the situation.

Abdullahi added that police were on the trail of the kidnappers, appealing to members of the public to provide information to the police to enable them to track down criminal elements in the society.