Gunmen kill Bauchi lawmaker, kidnap wives, daughter

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The Nigeria Police, Bauchi State Command has confirmed the killing of a member representing Dass constituency, Musa Mante Baraza in the Bauchi State House of Assembly, by unknown gunmen.

It was gathered that Baraza was killed by gunmen on Thursday night at his residence in the Dass Local Government Area.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmed Wakili confirmed on Friday morning that the member was attacked and killed by the yet to be identified suspected gunmen late Thursday night at his residence in Dass.

He said the assailants also kidnapped his two wives Rashida Musa Mante, 40; Rahina Musa Mante 35 and one-year-old daughter Fausar Musa Mante.

Wakili, however, said a crack team of police personnel have been mobilised to the area to commence an immediate investigation to rescue the victims and nab the perpetrators.

He added four empty shell of life ammunition were recovered at the scene of the incident.

Mante had tested positive for COVID-19 some weeks ago and was recuperating at home as at the time of his murder.

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