The Taraba Police Command has on Tuesday confirmed the abduction of Hajiya Hauwa-Belli Manu, the mother of the Deputy Governor of the State, Haruna Manu. Mr. Joseph Kwaji (DSP), the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command said reports from the Mutum-Biyu headquarters of Gassol Local Goverment area of the state, indicated that the elderly woman was taken away by gunmen from the family home of the deputy Governor at about 9pm on Monday.
Kwaji said the whereabouts of the woman was not yet known because the abductors were yet to communicate with anybody. He said the command had deployed additional detectives to the area to assist in tracking the culprits. Kwaji therefore called on members of the public with useful information to contact the nearest Police station and present same.