The Police Command in Taraba State on Thursday confirmed the abduction of Mrs Abigail Gambo, wife of Taraba Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Peter Gambo and Mr Emeka Okoronkwo, the Chief Executive Officer of Our Nation Bread company in their houses at Magami area of Jalingo by about 1:00 am on Thursday.
DSP David Misal, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state confirmed the incident to the newsmen
“It is confirmed that two people were kidnapped and one injured by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Thursday in Jalingo,” he said.
NLC Chairman, Gambo who also confirmed the incident said it was a thing of a shock to him as they all scampered for safety.
According to him, “they whisked my wife away to an unknown destination after shooting sporadically in the compound,” he said.
Gambo explained that he had made a written submission to the police on the incident, saying the kidnappers were yet to contact him for ransom.
He also confirmed that Mr Okoronkwo, the owner of ‘Our Nations Bakery’, who is his neighbour was also kidnapped.
Mr Okoronkwo’s gateman was shot in the leg during the incident and is currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre Jalingo.