One person has been
confirmed dead in an attempt to kidnap the Provost of Taraba College of
Education, Dr. Mike Dio-Jen, at his residence in Jalingo.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday, February, 7, 2020 at the Green Beach area of Kona ward, in Jalingo.
An anonymous eye witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the kidnappers came in their numbers and fired several gunshots at the gate of the provost’s house and forced their way in.
They, however, met stiff resistance by security operatives guarding the provost’s house and this led to the death of the gateman of the house while the kidnappers fled the area through a nearby river.
The remains of the slain gateman, Mr Shawulu Yeshi, who was a staff of the college, have been deposited at the morgue of Federal Medical Centre, in Jalingo.
The Police spokesman in Taraba, ASP David Misal, confirmed the incident, saying the police were investigating the case. Misal added that the police will do their best to see that the suspects are made to face the law.