The Police Command in Bauchi State has confirmed that gunmen killed one person and abducted three others, including two community leaders in Ningi Local Government Area.
The Spokesman of the command, SP. Ahmed Wakil confirmed the development to newsmen on Monday in Bauchi.
Wakil said the gunmen attacked Balma community, killing one person and abducting three others, late on Saturday.
He identified two communities affected as Balma and Bakutunbe.
One other person also fell victim to abduction.
The spokesman said the command had, on Sunday, received report from its Balma outpost that gunmen attacked the village.
“They shot sporadically and took away the village head, Alhaji Hussaini Saleh, who is 48 years old.
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Wakil said gunmen abducted the village head alongside one Idris Mai Unguwa and another 45-year-old Ya’u Maliya.
“One Haruna Jibrin was, however, shot in the head by the gunmen.
“When the police received a distress call, a team was drafted to the scene, they rescued the victim and rushed him to General Hospital, Ningi where he was receiving treatment but he was later confirmed dead.
“At present, the Police in Ningi are combing the bush, to rescue the abducted community leaders alive,” Wakil said.
He appealed to citizens to always provide information on suspicious movements of people to security agencies for immediate action.
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