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Police says CSP wasn’t kidnapped in Taraba, but was shot, and daughter killed


The Taraba State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has debunked reports that kidnappers abducted a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, in Jalingo, the state capital.

The Command refuted the reports in a statement made available to journalists in Jalingo.

The statement, signed by the Command’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Usman, said, “Men of the Tactical Unit of the Command received a distress call indicating that there were heavy gunshots heard around the neighbourhood at Mile Six area.

“Information has it that unknown gunmen scaled through the fence and invaded the house of one CSP Balanko Alex Gamaliel.”

The statement said the Police officer “is attached to Rivers State Police Command, but he is in Jalingo on sick leave”.

According to the statement, the hoodlums kidnapped the wife of the CSP, Mrs.Agnes Balanko, 38 years, and his daughter, Miss Winnie Tamak, 13 years, and took them to an unknown destination.

The statement further disclosed that the CSP was shot on the leg, alongside one of his daughters, Miss Winnie Tamak, 13 years.

“The victims were rushed to Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Jalingo for treatment, but the girl was confirmed dead by the medical doctor while receiving treatment at the hospital,” the statement said.

The Command urged members of the public to shun fake and mischievous information that could lead to the breakdown of law and order in the state.

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