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Taraba State Police command has confirmed the abduction of Bala Baba, a Senior Special Assistant to the state Deputy Governor, by unknown gunmen.
Bala was reportedly abducted at his residence in Sabongari area of Jalingo at about 2:30am on Tuesday.
A family source told TVC news that the gunmen invaded the area, shooting sporadically for over 30 minutes before whisking him away.
The source said after his abduction, the gunmen and their catch headed to Gongon-Malik area of Jalingo.
The acting Police PRO ASP Leha Reform says effort is ongoing to rescue him from his abductors. He urged residents not to panic over series of kidnappings in the state, stressing that the command is on top of the menace.