The Chief Press Secretary to the Taraba State Governor, Hassan Mijinyawa, was reportedly abducted by unknown gunmen along the Bali-Gashaka-Gembu highway in the early hours of Wednesday, January 30th.

Also said to have been abducted alongside the CPS were a government official and an expatriate,  whose country of origin is yet to be ascertained.

Wife of the kidnapped CPS, Hajjiya Sekina Mijinyawa, who confirmed the development,  said her husband left home for Gembu in Sardauna Local Government Area at about 7am only to be abducted.

She said, “He was on his way to  Mambilla Plateau to join  Governor Darius Ishaku, who is on campaign tour of the area.

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“I learnt that he was kidnapped alongside a government official.

“I want to appeal to the kidnappers to temper justice with mercy and release my husband unhurt.”

Alhaji Yusuf Garba, who narrowly escaped being kidnapped by the gunmen, said the CPS and others were abducted after they had been dispossessed of their belongings.

The state Commissioner of Police, David Akinremi, also confirmed the incident.

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