Bandits invades Governor Bala’s home town, kill 4, injures three others
By Samuel Luka, Bauchi
No fewer than four people were killed while three others injured by gunmen suspected to be bandits in Governor Bala Mohammed’s home town, Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Chairman of Alkaleri Local Government, Yusuf Garba confirmed the incident, on Friday in Bauchi.
Garba said four people fell victims as they were killed by the bandits who went to the village to abduct the hamlet head of Jimari Sabuwa, New Tudun Wadan Jada, Jauro Banu.
Our Corresspondent gathered that, alarmed raised by residents made the suspected bandits to abandon their mission and fled.
The council boss explained that the bandits came through the largest border forest with Taraba, Gombe and Plateau states.
Hon. Garba who said security operatives are at their trail, added that the council held a security council meeting with security chiefs and the Secretary to the State Government over the situation.
The affected communities are Tudun Wadan Jada, Old Jamari Sabuwa Garin Jauro Bano.
Local sources and vigilantes told Journalists that the bandits went to abduct someone who raised alarm, leading youths to mobilize themselves against the bandits.
Eye witness told Journalists that the bandits were unable to go with their targets as a result of the large number of people that raised alarm.
The eye witness said, as a result, the bandits opened fire and killed four people and injured three.
He said that the bandits arrived the community around 11:45 in the night.
The eye witness told Journalists that the suspected bandits came on motorcycles to abduct their targets but when people raised the alarm they started shooting sporadically and fled to the bush after killing four people.
Locals said the injured victims were taken to hospital in neighbouring Gombe State.
They confirmed that police and army officers, among others, have visited the communities attacked, where they calmed them down and assured them of protection of their lives and properties.
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