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Abduct Baby, Nursing Mother,  Igbo Businessmen,

A nursing mother identified as Sabina David has been kidnapped by gunmen in Taraba State.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday at the Kasuwan Bera area of Ardo-Kola Local Government.

Describing the incident, her husband, David Akipa, said the abductors came in their numbers shooting sporadically and on hearing the gunshots approaching his house, he fled, leaving his wife and the newborn.

According to him, when he returned home after some hours, both the wife and newborn were nowhere to be found.

He further stated that he later got a call from the kidnappers who were demanding a N20 million ransom for their release.

Also speaking with Channels Television, an eyewitness, Gambo Danjuma, explained that the operation and shooting lasted for over two hours without any interference from security agencies resulting in many of the residents scampering for safety.

Earlier three Igbo Businessmen were kidnap by armed men in Jalingo, the state capital.

Narrating her ordeal, a wife to one of the victims, Chibugo Nweze, said her husband, Ekene, was sleeping when the abductors arrived in the home.

According to her, the assailants shot sporadically into the air to scare neighbours, broke their door, and left the house with her husband.

Chibugo added that the kidnappers order Ekene to dress up and follow them and carted away with some money they have in the house.

She also explained that shortly after taking her husband, the attackers pounced on her landlord Linus Ifekwueme and one Mr Emmanuel who live in the same compound with them.

The victim’s wife said the persons abducted were all Igbo businessmen resident in Magami.
When contacted about the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer David Misal confirmed the kidnap of three persons by armed men in Jalingo, the state capital.

 Misal said hat the victims were kidnapped in Magami area of Jalingo in the early hours of Saturday.

He, however, noted that the police were already on the trail of the abductors and would do everything humanly possible to ensure that the kidnapped persons were rescued.

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