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Gunmen kidnap CPS to Taraba governor, others

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Unknown gunmen yesterday kidnapped Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Taraba State governor, Hassan Mijinyawa at Gashaka Local Government Area of the state.

The abductors also took an expatriate whose country of origin was yet unknown as at the time of filing this report.

Confirming the development, wife to the CPS, Sekina Mijinyawa, said her husband left home for Gembu in Sardauna Local Government Area about 7am before he was kidnapped.

Migiyawa, who was on his way to Mambilla Plateau to join Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku for his campaign tour was kidnapped along with other government officials, who were with him in the press crew bus.

She pleaded with the abductors to release her husband unhurt, just as she appealed to the state government and security operatives do the needful and rescue her husband and other victims unhurt.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), David Misal, said he was not aware of the incident and as such, could not provide any details about it.


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