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●As Kidnappers abduct Businessman in Jalingo

Security   situation across Taraba state is rapidly nose-diving with fresh wave of kidnapping for ransom ravaging the state.

The latest victim of the menace is  Alhaji Sadiq Tijero Maigari who was forcefully abducted on Saturday night by men of the underworld.

The victim, the owner of Maigari Oil was whisked away by his abductors in his residence without being accosted by any security personnel, eyewitness said  the kidnapping took place at  stone's throw away from a police checkpoint along the CBN road in Jalingo.

The Kidnappers are currently demanding for 200M ransom to free the oil magnet.

A facebook user lamented that Jalingo and environ has now become vulnerable to all forms of criminality particularly kidnap cases. Despite the death sentence passed on perpetrators by the Taraba State Government the business continues unabated. The security of life and properties of every citizen should be of Paramount importance to the government.

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, last week  said the state recorded over 100 cases of kidnapping between January and September this year.

Ishaku disclosed this in Jalingo, the state capital, at a one-day training for the conduct of “Operation Ayem-Akpatuma II“ by the 3 Division, Nigerian Army, Jos.

 “From January to September, 100 cases of kidnapping were recorded and ransom ranging from N500,000 to N5m collected on each case.

“So many families prefer to handle cases of kidnapping themselves without involving security agencies, so the records may be higher.

“But from the information available from security agencies, at least 100 cases of kidnappings were recorded from January to September and over N250m collected from poor families.



“This disturbing situation call for government to support security agencies to tackle this growing security concern.

                                                                                       

“In view of this we have donated 26 motorcycles and two Hilux vans to support the army in their ‘Operation Ayem Akpatuma II in the State’,” he said.



Earlier, Nuhu Angbazo, General Officer commanding (GOC), 3 Division, Jos, said the training was to engender cooperation among security agencies and ensure success of the operation.



Angbazo said during the operation, “criminal elements would be confronted, headlong”.



He commended the governor for his support toward achieving the objective of the operation.



Angbazo said that the operation was launched in Taraba, Benue, Nasarawa and Kogi states simultaneously, to flush out criminals and halt violence of all kinds.

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