Taraba State Water Ministry Permanent Secretary Susana Jonathan Kidnapped From Home In Jalingo
Taraba State Ministry of Water Resources Permanent Resources, Mrs. Susana Jonathan, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.
According to news that broke on Sunday, Mrs. Jonathan was allegedly abducted from her home at ATC in Jalingo, the state capital, at about 2:17am.
Her abduction came barely five days after the Deputy Registrar of the Taraba State University, Jalingo, Mr. Sanusi Sa’ad, was kidnapped in the university’s quarters, a few meters from the house of the abducted permanent secretary.
Residents said the gunmen stormed the house and shot sporadically into the air before taking her away to an unknown destination.
The Taraba State Police Public Relations Officer, David Misal, a Deputy Superintended of Police (DSP), said no complaint had been lodged by from Mrs Jonathan’s family.
DSP Misal said:
“From the intelligence report we have received, the woman is nowhere to be found, but we are yet to receive any official report regarding the incident.
“We want to call on the public not to be afraid of reporting any security threat promptly to security agencies to enable us take proactive measures.”
The State Police Command had on May 1 refuted the report that Jalingo was besieged by kidnappers, forcing residents to stay indoors as early as 7:30pm daily due to the fear of kidnappers.
Kidnapping is getting common in Taraba, especially Jalingo, the state capital.
Just two weeks ago, two of the wives of the Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s office were kidnapped and released after payment of ransom.