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