By Sylvanus Okpe
Heavily armed gunmen numbering about seven have been suspected to have abducted Tsua Ibi, the immediate past special assistant on revenue matters to Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State yesterday.
Ibi was reportedly kidnapped by the gunmen in his residence located at Tornengee village in Serkin-Kudu Ibi local government area of the state.
His brother, Fidelis Mbaade, who reported the issue to LEADERSHIP stated that the kidnappers stormed Ibi’s house at 7:37 pm on Tuesday with sophisticated weapons.
Mbaade in his explanations said: “We sat in the house after returning from the farms. My elder brother (Tsua) was among us as we were waiting for our wives to bring our supper.
“Seven strange and huge young men invaded the compound and asked about the landlord of the house. My elder brother answered that he was the one. Their question sent fears in all of us including the children and the women around.
“They asked him to hand his phones over to them which he did; they further asked him to follow them to a bush part which led to a small stream that passed around our house. He wanted to resist them when one of them threatened to shoot at him. That was when he obeyed and followed them.
However, the police public relations officer of the police command, David Misar, stated that he is unaware of the development and promised to make a public statement once he receives information on the unfortunate incidence.
In his words, “No such report is at our disposal, please! we will make a public statement once we receive any information to that effect.”