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Gunmen invade Taraba’s monarch palace, kidnap son, 2 wives

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Gunmen invade Taraba’s monarch palace, kidnap son, 2 wives

Gunmen have abducted two wives and a son of the Chief of Sarkin kudu in Taraba State.

Daily Trust learnt that the incident happened at midnight on Friday when the assailants forced their way into the palace of the monarch in Ibbi Local Government Area and abducted his family members.

According to reports, the monarch, Dansalama Adamu, a third-class chief, had travelled out of his chiefdom when the gunmen stormed his palace.

Since the midnight abduction, the whereabouts of the monarch’s wives and son remained unknown and there was no contact between the kidnappers and the family.

The police spokesman in the state, DSP Usman Abdullahi, confirmed the incident, saying some suspects had been arrested in connection with the abduction.

Abdullahi stated further that efforts to rescue the abducted family members of the monarch were ongoing, adding that the suspects arrested had provided useful information to the police which could lead to the rescue of the abducted victims.

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