Gunmen kidnap, kill Taraba LG chairman

Salihu Dovo

Chairman of Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State, Salihu Dovo, has been killed by gunmen who kidnapped him early Sunday morning. 

It was learnt that the gunmen stormed Mr Dovo’s residence in Sabon Gari, Jalingo at about 1 a.m and thereafter abducted and killed him. 

An eyewitness told Premium Times that the suspected assassins called an official of the local government to announce that they have murdered Mr Dovo and also mentioned where to recover his corpse.

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The source said: “They called an official of the Council to inform him of the killing, telling them to go and search for his corpse in the bush. 

“Members of the community went into the bush and started looking for his body and it was found not long ago. The body is being taken to town now.”

However, the state police command says it has arrested some suspects in connection to the abduction and the killing of Dovo.