Unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped the President of Taraba customary court, Justice Donatus Yantau Shidda in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state.

According to eyewitnesses, the President of the Customary court was abducted in the early hours of Monday morning, June 8 at his home in Kona area of Jalingo.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that his wife was reportedly present at the time of the incident.

In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that unknown gunmen have abducted the Permanent Secretary in the Taraba State

Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs. Susana Jonathan.

According to reports, she was kidnapped in her house around the ATC area of Jalingo at about 2:17am on Sunday. This is coming barely five days after the Deputy Registrar of the Taraba State University Jalingo, Mr. Sanusi Sa’ad, was kidnapped in his house in the university’s quarters, a few meters away from the house of the abducted Permanent Secretary.