- The police in Taraba said they are doing their best possible to ensure that Barrister Hosea Ibi is released unhurt
- Unknown gunmen kidnapped Ibi, a member of the state House of Assembly representing Takum
- Ibi was said to have been kidnapped on Saturday, December 30, in his house
The police in Taraba on Wednesday, January 3, called for calm following the abduction of Hosea Ibi, a member of the Taraba House of Assembly by gunmen four days ago.
Spokesman of the police command in the state, David Misal (ASP), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jalingo that the police were doing their best possible to ensure the lawmaker was released unhurt.
Misal said that the police had intensified search for the lawmaker and his captors, adding that significant progress had been made in the operation.
He said that giving more information about the operation to the public would jeopardize police investigation.
Misal said: ''The update we have is not for public consumption in the interest of the security and the safety of the lawmaker.
“I am sure you are aware that all the ears of the kidnappers are open to hear what we will say so that they can restrategize and sabotage our efforts. Whenever we secure his release, we will inform the public.''
Ibi was abducted by gunmen in Takum, headquarters of Takum local government area of the state.The lawmaker, who represents Takum 1 Constituency, was abducted in his mothers’ house on Dec. 30.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that unknown gunmen kidnappe Ibi on Saturday, December 30 at about 10pm in his house in Takum.
Takum is the home town of Darius Ishaku, the executive governor of Taraba state. An eye witness said the gun men stormed the resident of Ibi on motor cycle.
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