A lawmaker with the Taraba State House of Assembly, Mr Hosea Ibi, may be crossing over to the New Year in his kidnapper's den.

The Taraba Police Command on Sunday confirmed the abduction of the legislator.

They said he was taken by three unidentified gunmen.

Mr Ibi represents Takum 1 in the State House of Assembly.

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The command’s spokesman, Mr David Misal, said in Jalingo, the state capital, that Ibi was kidnapped in Takum, his hometown on Saturday night.

“I can confirm to you that the lawmaker was kidnapped last night in Takum.

"That is all I can tell you for now,” Misal said.

According to him, the command has mobilised its men to Takum to rescue the lawmaker.

Mr Rimansikpe Tsokwa, a witness of the abduction, told the News Agency of Nigeria that Ibi was abducted around 10 p.m. local time.

"Three gunmen alighted from two motorcycles at about 10 p.m. and stormed Hosea’s mother’s residence.

"Immediately they entered, they seized all handsets belonging to the people in the compound.

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"They then dragged the member to their motorcycles and whisked him away without saying anything." he said.

Takum is also the hometown of the state governor, Darius Ishaku, who is celebrating the New Year in the town.

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