Four Killed, Three Injured As Bandits Attack Bauchi Communities
Gunmen suspected to be bandits has attacked some communities in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, killing four persons and injuring three others.
It was gathered that the bandits attacked Tudun Wadan Jada, old Jamari, Sabuwa Garin Jauro Bano communities.
According to reports in the area, the gunmen were in the communities to abduct a victim who raised alarm upon their arrival.
It was gathered that the victim cry for help, attracted the people of the area, particularly the youths who mobilized themselves in order to prevent the abduction.
“As a result of the large number of people mobilized, the bandits opened fire on them and in the process killed four people and injured three. They were unable to abduct any one,” A Source in the area told journalists via the telephone.
Another resident of the area, Muhammad Usman, disclosed that the attackers arrived in the community around 11:45 p.m in the night.
“They came on motorcycles and when people raised the alarm, they started shooting sporadically and fled to the bush after they killed four people,” he said.
According to him, those injured in the attack were taken to a hospital in Gombe for treatment.
Sources in the area confirmed that police and army and other security agencies visited the communities attacked and assured residents of their protection as well as those of their property.
Confirming the attack to journalists in Bauchi , the chairman, Alkaleri LGA, Yusuf Garba, said four persons were killed by the bandits.
According to Garba, the bandits went to the communities to abduct the hamlet head of Jimari Sabuwa, New Tudun Wadan Jada Jauro Banu, adding that they did not succeed in the mission as people raised the alarm, which made them (bandits) to flee from the community.
The chairman stated that the bandits came to the affected communities through the largest border forest that transversed among Bauchi, Taraba, Gombe and Plateau states.
He revealed that he held a security council with the head of security agencies in the state and the Secretary to the Bauchi State Government, adding that that security operatives had been deployed in the area and they are already pursuing the bandits.
When contacted the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, could neither deny nor confirm the attack but only promised to make the police’s position known to the public after he receiving information on the incident.