Suspected kidnappers on Sunday killed the Council Chairman of Ardo-kola local government area of Taraba, Salihu Dovo.
They also killed his nephew, Timothy Aminu, who attempted to obstruct his abduction.
Police Public Relations Officer of Taraba Command, DSP David Misal, confirmed the incident.
He said the kidnappers invaded the deceased’s residence located at the Sabon-Gari area of Jalingo at about 1am on Sunday, shooting sporadically for over 30 minutes before abducting the council boss.
He said Dovo was dragged by the gunmen, who headed towards the River Lamurde.
The PPRO said local vigilantes and police trailed the gunmen who shot the victim when they realized they could not escape with him.
He said the gunmen dumped his corpse in Nahuta village across the river Lamurde boundary between Ardo-Kola and Jalingo council areas.
The PPRO said confirmed Aminu, who attempted to block the roads to prevent abduction of the council boss was also killed.
He said some arrests have been made over the incident, adding that the remains of the council boss and his nephew have been deposited at Federal Medical Centre Mortuary Jalingo.