Police confirm death of injured person in Bauchi community attack

The Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the death of an injured victim of unknown gunmen attack in Birshin Fulani settlement on the Bauchi- Dass road in the early hours of Saturday.

DAILY POST had reported that the gunmen, whose number could not be ascertained, had attacked the house of the Engineer of The Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Engineer Abubakar Garba Muhammad.

The assailants, according to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, also attacked and injured one other person, who was rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) in Bauchi for treatment.

However, while giving an update on the unknown gunmen attack on the community, the police spokesman informed that the injured person, one Adamu Umar, died in the course of treatment at the ATBUTH.

Wakil, a Superintendent of Police (SP) said, “I want to confirm to you that, one Adamu Umar, a 56-year-old man who was shot by unknown gunmen earlier this morning and rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, has died.

“He was rushed to the hospital by our patrol team that responded to the distress call following the gunshots from the area. He was admitted for treatment from the gunshots in his buttocks but he was later confirmed dead.”

The police spokesman also informed that while exiting the settlement through Bayara village on the Bauchi-Dass road, the unknown gunmen abducted another person.

He, however, assured that the attackers would not go scot-free as the police would soon nab them, adding that operatives are already on their trail following the order issued to that effect by the state Commissioner of Police, Sylvester Abiodun Alabi.

With the confirmation of the death of the injured Umar by the police, DAILY POST reports that the death toll in the attack on Birshin Fulani settlement has risen to two, while one person was abducted to an unknown destination.

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