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Police Inspector abducted in Taraba

The Taraba State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of an Inspector in the state.

The kidnapped inspector, Emmanuel Yaro, was abducted from his farm by suspected kidnappers on Sunday.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abdullahi Usman, said the kidnapped officer was serving with the Kurmi division of the state command.

He said the inspector had earlier in the day taken some workers to his farm in Gidan-Idi village of the area, before he was whisked away shortly after buying food for his workers.

“The inspector, on taking the workers to his farm, decided to go to a nearby village to buy food for them.

“Immediately he left, the kidnappers stormed his farm and held the workers hostage.

“Unknown to him, he came back and met the kidnappers who immediately released the workers and went away with the inspector,” Usman said.

He said only the inspector was abducted, dismissing reports that a pastor, his wife, and six other persons were abducted in the state.

While reiterating the command’s readiness to clamp down on hoodlums making life unbearable for the people of the state, he warned social media users to always verify their information with the relevant authorities before posting them.

The abduction of the inspector comes barely a week after Governor Agbu Kefas urged the security chiefs to deploy more operatives and establish a naval base in Taraba.