Gunmen Kill Monarch, 2 Others In Bauchi

Gunmen Kill Monarch, 2 Others In Bauchi

By Joy Abobi | News Reporter on August 4, 2014
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About six heavily armed men, suspected to be robbers on Saturday, August 2, 2014 invaded residents of Soro town in  Ganjuwa Local Government Area, Bauchi, killing Malam Abdulrahman Baba, the district head of Soro and leaving others injured.

Confirming the killing, the state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Haruna Mohammed disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday, August 3, 2014 that the sad incident happened around 7.45 pm on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

He said, “On 2 August 2014 at about 7.45pm, six gunmen suspected to be armed robbers, stormed Soro town in Ganjuwa local government area of Bauchi state, killing the district head of Soro, Abdulrahman Isa Baba, and two other traders.

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

“Efforts are being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects,” he said.

In another development, the commander said that a 32-year-old man had been apprehended in connection with an Improvised Explosive Device that was buried in a building at VIO quarters in Azare town.

This case could be dated back to July 30, when the police destabilized an IED concealed in a fire extinguisher and other types of ammunition buried in the building.

However, during interrogation, the suspect who is a a resident of Kofar Dumi area of Bauchi state had confessed to participating in a bank robbery in Misau and Azare towns of the state.

Among the items recovered from the suspect include a three Barreta, two G3, one K2 rifles, and one double-barrel gun.

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