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Bandits attack Bauchi communities, kill 4, injure 3

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Bandits attack Bauchi communities, kill 4, injure 3

Story from Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi

Bandits have attacked and killed four people, living three others injured in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi state.

Chairman of Alkaleri Local Government, Yusuf Garba, confirmed the incident Friday in Bauchi

He said that four people were killed by the bandits.

Garba said the bandits went to one of the villages to abduct the hamlet head of Jimari Sabuwa, New Tudun Wadan, Jada Jauro Banu, but when people raised an alarm they abandoned their mission and fled.

The chairman said the kidnappers came through the largest border forest with Taraba, Gombe and Plateau states and security operatives are on the chase for them.

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Yusuf said they held a security council meeting with the state security chiefs and the secretary to the state government and security operatives have been deployed, patrolling the area.

Neptune Prime correspondent gathered from the locals that the affected communities were Tudun Wadan, Jada, old Jamari Sabuwa, and Garin Jauro Bano.

Local sources including vigilantes told our correspondent that the bandits went to abduct someone (head of Jimari Sabuwa), he raised an alarm and the youths mobilised themselves, because of the large number of people that came to the rescue, the bandits opened fire and killed four people and injured three and were unable to go with the abducted people.

A resident of the area, Muhammad Usman, said that the attackers arrived in the community around 11:45 PM on Thursday.

“They came on motorcycles and when people raised alarm they started shooting sporadically and fled to the bush after they killed four people.

Locals said the injured victims were taken to the hospital in Gombe, a neighbouring State to Bauchi State.

They confirmed that the Police and Army among others have visited the attacked communities and assured them of the protection of their lives and properties.

Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Ahmed Wakil, did not confirm or deny the attack but pledged to speak on the matter when he receives the information.

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