Eight persons including the son of the district head of Zip town, Alhaji Uba, have been abducted by gunmen at Illela Village in Karim Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State, Daily Trust reports.
The gunmen, numbering over 15, were said to have invaded the village about 4:00pm on Thursday.
A resident of the village, Dauda Suleiman, said that the bandits had been in control of the area and moved with guns freely both day and night.
Suleiman said there was no presence of security agents as many people including women were robbed and kidnapped.
“The bandits are in control of the area and have forced many residents to relocate,” he said.
The district head, who confirmed that his son was among the abductees, said the abductors had demanded a ransom of N70million.