Gunmen kill monarch, injure 2 in Bauchi

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By Suzan Edeh

BAUCHI —Some gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers, on Saturday killed the District Head of Soro in Bauchi State, Malam Abdulrahman Baba, and injured two other persons.

The Bauchi Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the killing in a statement, yesterday, said the incident occurred at 7.45 pm.

He said: “On Saturday at about 7.45 pm, six gunmen suspected to be armed bandits, stormed Soro town in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State, killing the District Head, Abdulrahman Isa Baba, and injuring two other traders.

“They carted away undisclosed amount of money from their victims and escaped to unknown destination.

“The entire surrounding had been cordoned off and efforts are being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects.”

Mohammed also said 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.

On July 30, the Explosive Ordinance Unit of the state command recovered and rendered safe, an IED concealed in a fire extinguisher and some assorted ammunition buried in a building.

The spokesperson added that the man, a resident of Kofar Dumi area of Bauchi metropolis, had confessed to participating in bank robbery in Misau and Azare towns of the state.

Mohammed listed items recovered from the suspect to include three Barreta, two G3, and one K2 rifles as well as one double-barrel gun, among others.

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