Twenty-six youths from Takum local government area of Taraba state were on Wednesday abducted by gunmen along Wukari-Takum road.
A source in Takum told TheNationthe 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.
The Nationfurther gathered the gunmen drove from Kofai Ahmadu village in Taraba and headed for Benue axis.
According to sources, all accusing fingers are being pointed at the notorious Ghana boys said to have been flushed out of Benue due to activities of operation Whirl- Stroke going on in Benue State.
When contacted, Taraba spokesman, DSP David Misal, confirmed the incident.