A gunman was shot dead as other gang members made away with Hajiya Hauwa-Belli Manu, mother of Taraba state deputy governor, Haruna Manu on Monday night, police said. The gunmen were said to have shot their way to escape. Joseph kwaji (DSP), Taraba police relations officer, confirmed the incident. He said the elderly woman was seized from her home in Mutum-Biyu headquarters of Gassol Local Goverment area of the state. The police said no contact had been made with the kidnappers.