Three suspects arrested over killing of policeman in Bauchi

Samuel Luka, Bauchi

Three suspects have landed in police net in connection to alleged gruesome killing of a police Constable (PC) serving with the Bauchi state command, Bala Nazifi Magaji.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Auwal Mohammed Musa who made this known in a crime bulletin circulated to newsmen by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Superintendent of Police SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil said Pc Bala Nazifi Magaji was gruesomely murdered in Konkiyel village of Darazo LGA, Bauchi state.

According to him, Pc Bala Nazifi Magaji who was attached to Darazo Divisional Police Headquarters was attacked on the 25th of July, 2023 while on active official duty at Anguwar Abuja in Konkiyel village.

He said: “the unfortunate incident led to a painstaking investigation by the Command to unravel the circumstances that surrounded the death of the officer”.

The command said following investigation, Aminu Mohammed aka Kangado m 35 years old of Anguwar Sarkin Baka Konkiyel village (the principal suspect perpetrator of the Dastardly act), Abdullahi Abubakar aka Duna m 23 years old of Bakin Kasuwa, Konkiyel village and Balarabe Abubakar ‘m’ 34 years old were arrested in connection to the crime.

The PPRO who added that six other suspects are at large, further informed that investigation also revealed that all the suspects have confessed to the gruesome killing of the officer with a machete and sticks.

He said one of the suspects, Aminu Mohammed aka Kangado in his confession narrated that they took advantage of the dark hour and stabbed the officer multiple times in the back with a machete, while other accomplices used stones and sticks to hit the officer on the head.

SP Wakil said as a result of the attack, the deceased policeman sustained multiple injuries and lost blood which led to his death.

“The officer was immediately evacuated to the General Hospital Darazo where he was certified dead by a medical doctor”, Wakil said.

The police image maker said, investigations into the case are ongoing, while efforts aimed at arresting other members of the gangs who are still at large is being intensified.

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