Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, on Sunday, killed a housewife and wounded her husband in Jalingo, Taraba State capital.
Taraba State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Usman Abdullahi, confirmed that the incident occurred at Mile 6 area of Jalingo metropolis in the early hours of Sunday.
Abdullahi said that the gunmen, in an attempt to kidnap the couple, entered the house of one Mr Balanko Alex Gamalia and shot him and his wife.
According to the PPRO, while Balanko’s wife died on the spot, the husband who sustained injury, is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Jalingo.
But he added that two persons, including a woman, were abducted in the house.
Abdullahi stated that police were on the trail of the kidnappers and appealed to members of the public to provide information to the police to enable them track down criminal elements in the society.
Lately, Taraba has experienced high crime rate, a development that has created worries for residents of the state.
Last week, some residents of the state who were kidnapped paid N7million to their abductors before regaining freedom.
Recalling their horrible experience, one of the victims said their abductors chained and treated them as slaves.