Unknown gun men yesterday night invaded the house of the Deputy governor of Taraba state, Engr. Haruna Manu and abducted his mother at Mutum-Biu, headquarters of Gasol Local Government area.
The deputy governor was said to have travelled out of the state when the incident occurred.
The heavily armed gunmen , according an eye witness, came on three motorcycles, forcefully entered the house and whisked Madam Manu away.
“One of the abductors fell down while they were trying to escape as the deputy governor’s neighbour rushed to the scene only to be shot at by the gunman on the ground.”
Vanguard gathered that the man was rushed to the hospital, but later died Tuesday morning.
A family source revealed to Vanguard that the abductors phoned a family member demanding N300 million ransom.
Attempt to confirm the incident from the police failed as the state Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Joseph Kwaji was not responding to his calls at the time of the report.