A man identified as Salihu Dovo who is also the  Chairman of the Ardo-Kola Local Government Council in Taraba State has been killed by his kidnappers.

Dovo was abducted by gunmen at his Jalingo residence in the early hours of Sunday.

Just about six hours after his abduction, the kidnappers called an official of the local government to announce Dovo’s killing.

A family source told our source that the gunmen called an official of the council to inform him of the killing of the chairman.

The source said, “They called an official of the council to go and search for the chairman’s corpse in the bush.

“Immediately, members of the community went into the bush and started looking for his body, which was found close to the river.”

ASP David Misal, the state Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the murder of the council chairman, said armed men stormed his residence at Sabon Gari area of the state capital around 1 am on Sunday and took him away.

The PPRO said the gunmen dragged Dovo to the River Lamurde, where they killed him and later call that the relatives should go and look for his body in the bush around the area.