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Gunmen Attack Governor’s Aide At Residence (Photo) 






Zakka Magaji, Senior Special Assistant on Christian Religious Affairs to Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi was attacked by seven gunmen in his home in the state capital on early Friday morning.

While confirming the attack, the Bauchi State Police Command said while the governor’s aide was not hurt, one person was injured in his residence.


SP Ahmed Wakil, Bauchi Police Command spokesperson to journalists on Friday in Bauchi, that three empty shells of 7.6mm ammunition were recovered at the scene of the attack.



But he added that the gunmen escaped into the bush after police operatives arrived at the home of the Governor’s aide, following a distress call.


He said, “The command received the distress call at about 1:00am that the house was under attack by some armed men, numbering about seven.


“On receipt of the distress call, the Commissioner of Police, Umar Sanda directed the Police E-division to act immediately.


“The DPO led his team with other tactical Commanders such as Rapid Response Squad B-division for a quick intervention, where the armed men ran into the bush,” he said.

According to him, three empty shells of 7.6mm ammunition were recovered at the scene.


He said that the Police had intensified patrol in the area so as to track and arrest the gunmen.


Wakil assured that the command was doing everything possible to secure the lives and properties of the citizens and sought for more cooperation of the general public.



He particularly urged the people to be security conscious and provide timely information on suspected criminals to security agencies for prompt action. (NAN)

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