Unknown gun men on Monday kidnapped the mother to the Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Haruna Manu from her home in Mutum-Biu, headquarters of Gasol Local Government Area of the state.
The deputy governor was reported to be outside the state when the incident occurred.
The gunmen according an eye witness who refused to give his name said they came on three motor-cycles. The gunmen were said to be heavily armed with sophisticated weapons.
The nighbour to the deputy governor who was shot by the gunmen was rushed to a hospital within Mutum-Biu town where he died in the early hours of Tuesday.
Reports say the abductors have reached out to the family with a demand of N300m ransom.