Ag Police IG, M.A Adamu
Residents of Jalingo, capital of Taraba State, have appealed to the Inspector General of Police to send a special squad to the city to deal with increasing cases of kidnapping.
A community leader in the city, Alhaji Usman Habu, said in an interview with Daily Trust that kidnappers are now on the prowl in the metropolis.
He said kidnappers now target wealthy individuals and senior civil servants and members of their families.
Daily Trust findings revealed that most streets in the metropolis become empty as early as 7.30pm as most residents retire to their homes for fear of the hoodlums.
Within the last few weeks, more than 20 persons were abducted in the metropolis apart from those abducted in other parts of the state.
Commenting on the increase in kidnapping in the metropolis, the police command spokesman, DSP David Misal, said it was doing its best to tackle the activities of kidnappers and other crimes in the state.