Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed Salihu Dovo, the chairman of Ardo Kola Local Government Area in Taraba.
The assailants about 15 in number reportedly took the deceased to an undisclosed location and contacted his family members a few hours later to come for his dead body abandoned in a bush.
The Taraba State Police Command spokesperson David Misal confirmed the incident Sunday afternoon.
“Yes the police are aware of the incident and we’ve arrested two persons in connection with the crime. The command has swiftly launched an investigation,” Mr Misal told Peoples Gazette.
“The corpse of the late chairman has been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo,” the force spokesperson said.