Kidnappers have reportedly killed the Chairman of Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State, Mr Salihu Dovo.
His murder followed his abduction by the men in the early hours of Sunday at his residence in the Sabon Gari area of Jalingo, the state capital.
Local residents say the kidnappers called an official of the local government to announce they had murdered Mr. Dovo and also mentioned where to recover his corpse.
His remains have been moved to the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre Jalingo.
Dovo who was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, the ruling party in the state, was caretaker chairman of Ardo-Kola LGA from 2017 to 2020.
He successfully contested the LGA elections in May 2020 and won and was inaugurated as Chairman in June 2020.