Monday, 4 August 2014

Gunmen Kill Monarch In Bauchi State

The District Head of Soro, Abdulraham Baba, has been killed by gunmen in Bauchi State.
The incident occurred on Saturday at about 7:45pm.

Confirming the incident, The state’s police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said that the gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers, who also injured two other persons, were about six in number.

“On 2-8-14 at about 19:45 hours, six gunmen suspected to be armed bandits, stormed Soro town in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi state, killing the District Head of Soro, Abdulrahman Isa Baba, and two other traders.

“They carted away an undisclosed amount of money from their victims and escaped to an unknown destination. The entire surrounding had been cordoned off and efforts are being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects,” he said.

The Police Spokesperson also revealed that a 32 year-old man had been apprehended in connection with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that was buried in a building site located at VIO quarters in Azare town of the state. He added that the man, a resident of Kofar Dumi area of Bauchi metropolis, had confessed to participating in bank robberies in Misau and Azare towns of the state.
Items recovered from the suspect were three Barreta, two G3, and one K2 rifles, as well as one double-barrel gun, among others.

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