Tuesday, March 1, 2016 4:31 pm
A retired officer of the State Security Service, Mr Hosea Danjuma, was on Tuesday abducted by gunmen at his residence in Baisa, headquarters of Kurmi Local Government Area of Taraba.
The Caretaker Chairman of the council, Mr Steven Agya, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jalingo.
Agya said that the council had mobilised youths to join hands with security agents in searching for the kidnapped man.
“Yes, Danjuma was kidnapped around 1:47 a.m. on Tuesday by unknown gunmen at his residence in Baisa.
“We have mobilised youths of the area to team up with security agents to comb the entire area so as to rescue him,’’ the chairman said.
Agya, who is also the state’s ALGON Chairman, disclosed that Danjuma retired as a DSS officer in 2015 from the Lagos office of the service.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joseph Kwaji, who also confirmed the incident, said the command had deployed a special squad to rescue the retired officer.
A family member, Miss Adama Danjuma, told NAN that the gunmen destroyed the back gate of the house from where they gained entrance into the compound.
She explained that the gunmen were furious and threatened to shoot anybody, who resisted the abduction of her uncle.
According to her, the abductors used motorcycle to whisk her uncle away to an unknown destination.
The abduction occurred two weeks after the mother of the Deputy Governor of the state, Hajiya Beli Manu, was kidnapped for several hours before she was released.