Residents Kill Hunter Mistaken For Robbers in Bauchi

By Nurat Uthman

Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the death of two individuals in the state.

This is was made known in a press release signed and issued by the state command Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil.

Wakil who issued the release on Thursday said the police received a distress call from Gwallameji that a group of hunters led by Commander Saidu Musa, ‘M’ 49-year-old armed with machetes and guns, were at the area to apprehend an unidentified person following a complaint by one Ibrahim Lado, a resident of Hajiya Amina Lodge Gwallameji and residents mistook them for armed robbers and responded forcefully, overpowering and injuring them.

“Therefore, one of the hunters, Nasiru Adam, ‘M’, a 27-year-old resident of Tani-Yola, sustained severe injuries. Despite being rushed to ATBUTH for medical attention, Adam was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

“Also, three of their motorcycles were burnt,” Wakil said

In the same vein, the command said that on Tuesday, June 2, during a reprisal attack by a rival group of hoodlums known as ‘Yan Tokara’ in the metropolis one Rabiu Shehu was killed.

“The attack led to the death of Rabiu Shehu, also known as Rambo, a 21-year-old resident of Muda Lawal, Bauchi.

“He was attacked and stabbed in the stomach and neck by an unknown person suspected to be a member of the rival group in the Bakin Kura area. Despite being taken to the Specialists Hospital, Bauchi for medical examination, he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor,” the PPRO stated.

Wakil reported that the command has directed tactical commanders, area commanders, and DPOs to thoroughly search the state to apprehend these criminals, stating that a discreet investigation has been ordered to uncover the circumstances leading to the deaths of the two individuals.

The PPRO said, “There is a heavy deployment of officers throughout the night, and every corner of the state will be thoroughly searched to ensure the arrest of those responsible.”

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