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Hunter Mistaken For Robbers Killed in Bauchi by Residents

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

This information was shared in a press release signed and issued by the state's Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil.

In the release issued on Thursday, Wakil stated that the police received a distress call from Gwallameji. A group of hunters, led by Commander Saidu Musa, a 49-year-old man armed with machetes and guns, were in the area to apprehend an unidentified person following a complaint by Ibrahim Lado, a resident of Hajiya Amina Lodge Gwallameji. The residents mistook the hunters 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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