Gunmen kidnap 26 youths in Taraba

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

A source in Takum told youths who were between 18 and 22 were returning 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.

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

The gathered the gunmen drove Kofai Ahmadu village in Taraba and headed for Benue axis.

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

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

He said the received a that the 26 were missing.

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

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