A source in Takum told The Nation the youths who 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.
When contacted, Taraba 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 on Wednesday morning.