Gunmen have killed the Chairman of Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State, Salihu Dovo, who was earlier kidnapped along with his nephew.
This development was disclosed by a family source who preferred anonymity.
Dovo and his nephew were kidnapped in the early hours of Sunday by about 20 gun wielding men and whisked to an unknown destination.
They were to later call his family to pick his corpse in the bush.
The Taraba State Police Command had earlier confirmed the abduction of the LG boss.
DSP David Misal, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Jalingo.
Misal said: “It’s true.
“The chairman was abducted by gunmen at his residence in the early hours of Sunday in Jalingo and later killed him in the bush with his brother’s son, whose name we are yet to get.
“We have so far arrested one person in connection with the incident and we are hoping that he will give us leading information to enable us to arrest the rest of the killers.
“We are doing serious investigations and we shall communicate to you as soon as we unravel all the circumstances surrounding the incident.”
Misal also confirmed that the two bodies were recovered from the bush between Nahuta and Garin Abata villages of Ardo Kola Local Government Area.