Gunmen kill retired Pastor, Policeman

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By Suzan Edeh, Ndahi Marama & AbdulSalam Muhammad
Bauchi — Tragedy struck, yesterday morning, in Bauchi and Maiduguri when unidentified gunmen killed a Police Inspector attached to the Government House in Bauchi as well as a retired Pastor of COCIN Church in Maiduguri, Rev. Ilaisha Kabura.

Vanguard gathered that the late police inspector identified as Babangida Danbaba was trailed by his assailants on his way from the mosque along Nasarawa Road in the state capital after early morning prayer.

Some residents along Nasarawa Road confirmed to Vanguard that they heard gunshots, but were not sure exactly where the shots came from and who was the target.

Confirming the incident, the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ladan said a police inspector attached to the Government House was shot by unknown gunmen.

The Commissioner of Police who said that no arrest had been made in connection with the killing said the police were still investigating the case.

Meanwhile, in Maiduguri, gunmen invaded the residence of a retired Pastor of COCIN Church in Polo ward, Rev. Ilaisha Kabura and shot him dead in the presence of members of his family as they were preparing to go to church

An eyewitness told our correspondent that he saw the two gunmen in front of the Reverend’s family house before they fired several shots at him and fled without being arrested.

He said that when he saw the gunmen, he thought they were visitors of the reverend, until he started hearing gun shots some minutes later.

How Kano lawmaker was killed

An eye witness has recounted how a ranking PDP lawmaker from Kano, Ibrahim Abba Garko, was murdered along Kano-Wudil Highway shortly after observing his early evening prayer, Saturday. According to the eyewitness, Garko left his residence in company of his friends for his building under construction along Yan’awaki, Ungwa Uku general area, Tarauni Local Government Area of the municipality.

Unknown to him gunmen on motorbike trailed him from his house and after about two kilometres caught up with him and opened fire that hit him on the ‘head , chest, and shoulder’, while others in his car equally sustained various degree of injuries.

The lawmaker was said to have died instantly from the gunshot wounds while his lucky friends were taken to an undisclosed hospital in the ancient city.

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