Gunmen kidnap 26 youths in Taraba




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Twenty-six youths from Takum local government area of state were Wednesday abducted by gunmen along Wukari-Takum road.

A source Takum told The Nation the youths were between 18 and 22 were returning from a wedding programme in Wukari in a Toyota Hummer bus at about 8.30am when they ran into a group of gunmen between Chechenji and Kofai Ahmadu villages.

It was gathered the gunmen hijacked the vehicle they were travelling with and drove the 26 passengers, including the driver of the bus to an unknown destination.


The Nation further gathered the gunmen drove from Kofai Ahmadu village in and headed for axis.


According to sources, all accusing fingers are being pointed at the notorious Ghana boys said to have been flushed out of due to activities of operation Whirl- Stroke going on Benue State.

When contacted, spokesman, DSP David Misal, confirmed the incident.

He said the police received a report that the 26 persons were missing.

He said the police was yet to establish whether it was a case of kidnap, adding that the police have commenced investigation into the matter.

The PPRO further disclosed there was no communication between the criminals and either the relations of the victims or the police since their disappearance Wednesday morning.

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