Gunmen in the early hours of Thursday kidnapped the wife of the State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Mrs Abigail Gambo.
Police Public Relations Officer in Taraba state DSP David Misal who confirmed the report said the wife of Taraba State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr Peter Gambo and Mr Emeka Okoronkwo, the Chief Executive Officer of Our Nation Bread Company were abducted from their houses at Magami area of Jalingo around 1:00 a.m on Thursday.
“It is confirmed that two people were kidnapped and one injured by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Thursday in Jalingo,” he said.
NLC Chairman, Gambo also confirmed the incident.
Gambo said, “They whisked my wife away to an unknown destination after shooting sporadically in the compound.
“I have made a written submission to the police on the incident. ”
He added that the abductors were yet to contact him or any family member for ransom.
Gambo also said Mr. Okoronkwo, the owner of ‘Our Nations Bread Bakery’, who is his neighbour was also kidnapped.
Our correspondent gathered that the kidnappers shot the gateman of Mr Okoronkwo in the leg during the operation which lasted over 40 minutes. [PUNCH]