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Unknown gunmen kill LGA Chairman in Taraba


Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed the Chairman of Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State, Salihu Dovo. His murder follows his abduction by the men in the early hours of Sunday at his residence in the Sabon Gari area of Jalingo, the state capital.

A family source who preferred anonymity said the gunmen took the LGA Chairman to an unknown destination and a few hours later called his family members to come pick up his corpse in the bush.

According to the source, the men who were about 20 in number came in through the fence of the house, attacked the security guards before gaining entrance into the main building.

Before whisking the LGA boss away, the source who was in the house when the incident occured, said the gunmen made away with some of their mobile phones.

He said no ransom was demanded from the family.

The remains of the deceased have been moved to the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre Jalingo.

The Police and the state government have yet to react to the incident

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