Police kill girl, 12; rescue kidnapped Assembly member

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By SUSAN EDEH, Bauchi
The kidnapped member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly representing Jema constituency, Honourable Yusuf has been rescued by the police.

Sadly, a 12 year  girl was killed by police stray bullet in the process of rescuing the lawmaker. Yusuf was abducted by gunmen at his house in Zalau village in Toro Local Government Area of the state on March 3rd.

The lawmaker had been in captivity since March while sources close to the family who pleaded anonymity said his abductors demanded a ransom of N20m.

The Police Public Relations officer of the state command DSP Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this to newsmen in Bauchi said that a joint police/vigilante group carried out the rescue operation and that the lawmaker  was in stable condition.

Mohammed said,“ there was a fierce battle with the suspected kidnappers and as a result, a stray bullet hit a 10 years old Hauwa’u on her  leg.She later died at the  hospital while receiving treatment.

“The  suspects abandoned their  sGolf 3 vehicle with registration number MKR 553 AA and escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.The command recovered five expended ammunition of 7. 62 mm”.

The PPRO urged members of the public to report anyone with bullet wounds to the nearest police station.

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