In two separate attacks in Bauchi, gunmen killed four people


Two separate attacks in Num area of Sara village in the Tafawa Balewa Local Government and Agwarmaje hamlet around Burra in the Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State resulted in the deaths of four individuals.

As of the time of submitting this report, the Bauchi State Police Command had yet to confirm the killing of three people in the Tafawa Balewa LGA on Monday, May 9, 2022 at around 8:30 p.m., but had not to confirm the event in the Ningi LGA, which occurred at around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to reports, gunmen stormed Yadagungume and Limi villages in the Ningi local government area of Bauchi State in the early hours of Wednesday, killing three people and injuring one.

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In a statement made available to journalists in the state, the Zaar Youth Development Association, which revealed the occurrence in the Tafawa Balewa LGA, denounced the incident, calling it “barbaric, tragic, and regrettable.”

“The horrific occurrence claimed three lives, leaving five persons with various degrees of injuries,” the group said in a media statement signed and delivered to journalists by its National Leader, Ga’Allah Daniel.

While expressing his condolences to the victims’ relatives, Num, lwong Kal, and the entire Zaar area, the youth leader urged security forces to pursue the criminals.

He claimed that security agencies, whose primary mission was to protect lives and property, needed to wake up and redouble their efforts in order to complete their mission.

“Wake up from your slumber,” Daniel said, and be proactive in community vigilance, reporting any suspicious moves to security services.

We also wish to encourage all towns bordering Zaar land to work together for better information and to alert one another in order to avoid being caught off guard by evildoers.

“We had a number of attacks on our people last year during agricultural season, and now that this year’s farming season has begun, we are witnessing it again with this current attack,” he bemoaned.

Meanwhile, our correspondent learned that the shooters in the Agwarmaje incident shot and killed the victim on his way back to the village on a motorcycle from the state capital, Bauchi, at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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When the accident occurred, the deceased was claimed to be riding a motorcycle with another person. The other person was said to have been shot and survived.

The gunmen then seized the motorcycle and sped off to Yan Musussuka, where they allegedly snatched another motorcycle and fled with it.

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