The Permanent Secretary, Taraba Ministry of Water Resources, Jalingo, Suzzy Nathan, has been kidnapped.
Naija News learned that the Taraba Permanent Secretary was kidnapped from her home by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Sunday, May 5.
DSP David Misal, the Police Public Relations Officer in Taraba, confirmed the incident to journalists in Jalingo.
The Police PRO said the Taraba Police Command was deploying every intelligence to establish if it was a kidnapping case since no contact had been made with anyone claiming to be behind the abduction.
“The police were not alerted on time about the incident, but the permanent secretary is missing, so we are using our intelligence to ascertain whether it is a case of kidnapping,” he said.
A report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted a resident who pleaded anonymity, to have said that the gunmen came to the house at Kasuwan Mbera Area of Jalingo, at about 2:17 a.m., forcefully opened the gate and threatened to shoot anyone who tried to stop them from abducting the permanent secretary.
The resident said the gunmen, who were shooting sporadically for some time, scared away residents of the area before whisking Nathan away.