Gov. Bala visits victims as new naira notes seeking gunmen attack POS operator, injure 3 in Bauchi
Story from Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi
Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have shot and injured three people while trying to get the new currencies from a Point of Sale (POS) operator, in Zaki Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The State Commissioner of Police (CP), Aminu Alhassan, confirmed the incident today at the Palace of Galadiman Katagum, Alhaji Usman Mahmood Abdullahi, when he accompanied Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, to commiserate with the victims.
According to him, the victims came to get new currencies when the hoodlums trailed them and opened fire on them to scare people away.
He added that no life was lost but three people were injured and were admitted to the Federal Medical Centre, Azare where they are receiving treatment.
CP Alhassan said, “By the grace of God we will continue to do our best to arrest the fleeing suspects.”
Commiserating with the victims, Governor Bala Mohammed said he will take full responsibility for their treatment and those in critical condition will be taken to Dala Orthopaedic Hospital in Kano.
Governor Bala prayed for the speedy recovery of the victims and pledged palliative measures to ease the suffering of their families.
He reiterated the commitment of the government to ensure the security of the lives and properties of its people.
“The shooting incident in Zaki local government in Katagum area, which is the end of the state was caused to our understanding not by terrorists, but for economic reasons and that is what we have come here to assure you and the Emirate that the state is conscious and passionate on security, but please accept our condolences and sympathy because the incidents have caused a lot of distress to the people of Katagum”.
“Bauchi State government is ready to ensure the safety of lives and properties in the state and we will also double our efforts to ensure that those that are far away from the state capital are given special consideration. I am here with the security commanders to assure you that Bauchi will safe and secured and we are going to make sure that we lend more support to the security agencies here so that they can do their jobs”.
The Galadiman Katagum, District Head of Katagum, Alhaji Usman Mahmood Abdullahi, thanked the Governor for showing exemplary leadership style by coming to commiserate with them two days after the incident occurred and sending a delegate before he came to commiserate with them.
Alhaji Usman prayed to Allah to return back all that was lost during the incident and assured the readiness of the community to contribute positively to the security of the area.
He commended the security agencies on a job well done and urged the state Commissioner of Police and other security agencies to send an additional number of their personnel to Zaki local government area to improve the security network in the area.