How Taraba housewife was gunned down in husband’s presence – SP Abdullahi


Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed a housewife and wounded her husband in Jalingo, Taraba state capital.

Spokesman of Taraba Police Command, SP Usman Abdullahi, confirmed to Daily Trust in a telephone interview that the incident happened at Mile 6 area of Jalingo metropolis in the early hours of Sunday.

He said the gunmen entered  the house of one Mr Balanko Alex Gamalia and shot him and  his wife in an attempt to abduct them

He disclosed that  the wife of Mr Balanko died on the spot while  Mr Balanko, who sustained injury, is currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Jalingo.

He said two persons, including a woman, were abducted in the house.

Abdullahi added that police were on the trail of the kidnappers, appealing to members of the public to provide information to the police to enable them track down criminal elements in the society.

The high rate of crime in Taraba has been disturbing to residents.

Daily Trust had reported how some Taraba residents who were abducted last week paid N7 million before regaining freedom.

One of the victims narrated how their captors chained and treated them as slaves.