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Gunmen abduct toddler, five others in Taraba

The abduction of six persons travelling from Wukari to Takum Local Government Area of Taraba state has been confirmed by the police command.

According to the police public relations officer in the state, Leha Reform, the incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday March 9 at Chanchanji, a suburb of Takum local government area.

The PPRO further stated that the bandits who mounted a roadblock abducted travellers which include two females, three males and a toddler.

Reform also disclosed that a combined security operatives were dispatched to the scene and have launched an investigation to bring those behind the act to justice.

In other news, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday fixed May 18, 2021, for the alleged Taraba State kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu (aka Wadume) and his co-defendants to open their defence in the terrorism charge preferred against them by the Federal Government.

When the case came up on Tuesday, the prosecution, led by Shuiabu Labaran called its sixth and final witness, Inspector Ben Anthony, a police investigator.

Anthony who was led in evidence by Yetunde Cole told the court that he was part of the team that recovered four AK-47 rifles from Wadume’s brother, Uba Bala at Ibi in Taraba State.

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