A Taraba based businessman identified as Alhaji Abdulrazak Yola, has been killed by some unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in the Jalingo the state capital.

The victim was shot dead by the gunmen inside his house at midnight on Friday, February 12.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the gunmen shot sporadically before gaining access into the house of the victim, located at Sabon gari in Jalingo metropolis.

A neighbour of the deceased, who does not want his name mentioned, told Daily Trust that the gunmen shot him on the chest when they could not kidnap him.

He said after killing the businessman the hoodlums escaped through river Lamurde into the forest.