The Adamawa Police public Relation officer (PPRO)of Nigerian Police state Command, DSP Othman Abubakar, on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of Vice Chairman of Hong Local Government, Mr Bijida Yakubu by suspected insurgents.
The PPRO, who confirmed the incident, said three vigilante members that were with Yakubu lost their lives in the encounter.
Abubakar who did not give details simply said a policeman investigating the incident has so far recovered the vice chairman’s shoes.
A resident of Hong who simply identified himself as Hussaini told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident occurred in Gayafa village of the area.
“You know, insurgents attacked the village last week. The Vice Chairman who hailed from the village was on an assessment visit with some hunters when the insurgents attacked and over powered them.
“About seven insurgents were killed in the encounter before they overpowered the hunters and took away the vice chairman”, Hussaini said.
Hussaini claimed that the abducted vice chairman was later allowed by his abductors to call his wife with his GSM before it was finally switch off.
The chairman of Adamawa branch of Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Alhaji Sahabo Gurin, has confirmed the incident.