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Failed kidnap attempt: Gunmen kill man in Bauchi

Bauchi—Tradegy struck, yesterday, as gunmen killed a senior civil servant at a mosque in new G.R.A, Bauchi State.

It was learned that the suspect, known as Babangida Garba, a staff of the Ministry of Local Government Affairs, was killed by the gunmen while, resisting their kidnap attempt.

An eyewitness said the gunmen tried to force Babangida into their vehicle, but he struggled with them.

The witness said: “After the early prayers around 6am, gunmen came to the premises of the mosque and waited for their victim.

“The victim struggled with the gunmen in an attempt to resist abduction. This infuriated them and they shot him.”

Confirming the incident, the state Commissioner of Police, Lawal Shehu, said the gunmen stormed a mosque at the new G.R.A, opposite Larema Hotel and killed one Babangida Garba.

He said the 53-year-old staff of the Ministry of Local Government Affairs in Bauchi State was killed when he resisted being kidnapped by the gunmen.

The police boss added that a police sergeant attached to the Federal Highway Patrol sustained injuries in the encounter and was now responding to treatment.


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