Body of chairman of Ardo Kola local government of Taraba State, Salihu Dovo, who was kidnapped in the wee hours of Sunday has been found.
The chairman was reportedly abducted on Sunday morning in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, at gunpoint.
Hours later, his body was found sparking anxiety and concerns that there is an ulterior motive behind his abduction other than pecuniary benefits.
When contacted earlier by our reporter, a source close to the abducted chairman disclosed that the abductors did not make ransom demand.
But another source close to the chairman later informed our reporter that the kidnappers told an official of Ardo Kola local government that the abducted chairman has been killed.
Kidnap for ransom has been a major security concern for a long time in Taraba State as many prominent and not too prominent persons had fallen victims.
While a number of them were freed after ransom payment, others have been killed.
The menace has forced many residents to relocate from their dwelling places to safer areas as government could not guarantee their security.
The image maker of the state police command, David Misal could not be immediately reached for comments.