By Wole Ayodele in Jalingo
A former chairman of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Jalingo branch, Mr. Joel Ubandoma, was on Wednesday abducted by unknown gunmen at his residence in Jalingo.
According to family sources, the gunmen stormed Ubandoma’s residence at Mayo-Dasa area of the town at about 1:00am and wisked him to an unknown destination.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Taraba State Command, David Misal, said the Command has swung into action to rescue Ubandoma.
He however promised to brief the press to provide information regarding the abduction.
Also speaking on the development, the Publicity Secretary of the NBA branch, Boniface Iorkumbur, said the news of Ubandoma’s abduction came to the entire NBA family in Jalingo as a shock.
Iorkumbur, who prayed for his quick release, said: “We woke up this morning with the devastating news of the abduction of our learned colleague, J. D. Ubandoma Esq, the immediate past Chairman of our branch.
“He was reportedly kidnapped last night at his house at Mayo-Dasa area. In the interim, we urge our members to pray for his immediate, unconditional and safe release from his captors.”
He however appealed to the security agencies in the state to intensify efforts and ensure his immediate release, saying to stone should be left unturned to secure his release.