Gunmen kill seven, injure others in Bauchi attack

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    Gunmen reportedly stormed Gara and Gamji villages in Burra District of Ningi Local Government Area in Bauchi State killed seven people and injured many others.

    It was gathered that the incident occurred around 9:pm on Tuesday, when the bandits invaded the area with motorcycles and shot sporadically into the air.

    Names of victims killed are; Ali Usman, Shuaibu Adamu, Yunusa Adamu, Ali Alton, Umar Sabo Ibrahim, all from Gamji village.

    The corpses of those killed were buried on Wednesday morning.

    The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Ahmed Wakili, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with journalists.

    He said, “Today, we woke up with a very sad news. We received a distress call that some bandits had attacked Kada and Gamji villages under Burra district of Ningi LGA. They came in large numbers, shooting sporadically, as a result, seven people were killed.

    Operatives of the command in conjunction with the Nigerian military, engaged the bandits, and three of them were neutralised in the process while others scampered in disarray into the nearby bush with possible gunshot wounds.

    “One of the personnel, a soldier, was injured and rushed to the hospital where he is presently receiving treatment.

    Presently, our operatives in conjunction with other sister security agencies with the local vigilantes are in the bush, combing it in search of the bandits”.

    The Commissioner of Police, Auwal Mohammad, commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the attack.

    Mohammad directed the Area Commander to do everything possible within the law to arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

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