One person has been confirmed dead in an attempt to kidnap Dr. Mike Dio-Jen, the Provost of Taraba College of Education, Zing in Taraba State.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday at the Provost’s residence at the Green Beach area of Kona ward in Jalingo.
An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the kidnappers fired several gunshots at the gate of the provost’s house and forced their way in.
They, however, met stiff resistance by security operatives, guarding the provost’s house.
The shooting caused the death of the gate man of the house while the assailants fled the area through a nearby river
The remains of the deceased, Shawulu Yeshi, a staff member of the college, have been deposited at the morgue of Federal Medical Centre, in Jalingo.
The Police spokesman in Taraba, ASP David Misal, confirmed the incident. He said the command was investigating the case.
Author: Wale Odunsi