Police Confirm Kidnap Of Taraba lawmaker Bashir Mohammed

The Taraba State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of Bashir Mohammed, a lawmaker representing Nguroje State Constituency in the State House of Assembly.


The State Police Spokesperson, David Misal, confirmed the incident in a phone conversation with THE WHISTLER on Wednesday.

The Chairman, House Committee on Information in the state was reportedly kidnapped at the wee hours of Wednesday by unknown gunmen at his house in Jalingo.

An aide to the lawmaker had narrated to The Punch that he was abducted around 1 a. m in his house despite prior information to police operatives of suspicious movement around his residence.

“They invaded the house around 12 am and he (Mohammed) called the police immediately on sensing danger but it took the police over an hour to arrive.

“The gunmen, who shot sporadically, operated in the area for over an hour before taking him to custody at about 1 am,” the aide said.


Speaking to THE WHISTLER, Misal said the force is working relentlessly to ensure his release but declined to comment on whether contacts have been established since his abduction.

“…Considering that the victim is still with the kidnappers, and they are threatening not to in any way disclose the kidnapping to the police nor cooperate with the police,…

“…So if we come to realise our findings relating to whether contacts or not it will not be good because the kidnapper will get to know that we have been in touch with the family and it will not be good for the victim.”

He added that keeping silent about their findings remains the best approach to facilitate his release as the kidnappers are also exposed to the news.


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