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Taraba Gov’s Chief Press Secretary Hassan Mijinyawa kidnapped

Only state police can tackle Nigeria's worsening insecurity

Some unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped Hassan Mijinyawa, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State.

It was gathered that the gunmen whose identities were yet known waylaid the CPS and a foreigner of an unknown nationality along Bali-Gashaka-Gembu highway in the early hours of Wednesday.

Confirming the incident, the wife of the CPS, Hajjiya Sekina Mijinyawa narrated that her husband left home for Gembu in Sardauna Local Government Area at about 7:00am, and was kidnapped thereafter.

“He was on his way to the Mambilla Plateau to join his principal, Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, who is on campaign tour of the area.

“He left in a Press Crew bus and I learnt he was kidnapped alongside a government official with whom he was driving in the Press Crew bus.

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“I want to appeal to the kidnappers to temper justice with mercy and release my husband unhurt,” she appealed.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. David Akinremi, also confirmed the incident, while noting that Policemen have been deployed to the area to commence a search operation.

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