Some gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers, on Saturday killed the District Head of Soro in Bauchi State, Mallam Abdulrahman Baba, and injured two other persons.
The Bauchi State Police Command’s spokesperson, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the killing in a statement issued yesterday, said the incident occurred at 7.45 pm on Saturday.
“On 2nd of August 2014, at about 19.45 hours, six gunmen suspected to be armed bandits, stormed Soro town in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State, killing the District Head of Soro, Abdulrahman Isa Baba, and two other traders.
“They carted away an undisclosed amount of money from their victims and escaped to an unknown destination.
“The entire surrounding has been cordoned off and efforts are being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects,” he said.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mohammed also said that a 32-year-old man had been apprehended in connection with an improvised explosive device (IED) that was buried in a building site located at VIO quarters in Azare town of the state.
Last Wednesday, the Explosive Ordinance Unit of the state command had recovered and rendered safe an IED concealed in a fire extinguisher and some assorted ammunition buried in the building.
The spokesperson stated that the man, a resident of Kofar Dumi area of Bauchi metropolis, had confessed to participating in a bank robbery in Misau and Azare towns of the state.
Mohammed said the recovered items from the suspect included three Barreta rifles, two G3 rifles, and one K2 rifle, as well as one double-barrelled gun, among others.
Mohammed said investigations were still ongoing and appealed to the general public to help with any useful information.