Gunmen allegedly kill vigilante, injure three others in Bauchi

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Suspected kidnappers have allegedly killed a member of a local vigilante and injured three others in Bakutumbe village in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

According to a source from the area who pleaded anonymity, the gunmen who stormed the village on Saturday evening also abducted four other people.

The source disclosed that as soon as the bandits arrived at the village, they started shooting sporadically to scare away residents.

He further said, “The gunmen killed a member of the local vigilante, Malam Dan Ladiyo, and shot and wounded three other people.”

He said those wounded in the shooting were Habila Garba, Nura Yakubu, and Sam’ana, who are currently receiving treatment at a medical facility in Ningi.

“After the gunmen left the village and residents emerged from hiding, they discovered that the bandits had taken away seven villagers but later released three and kept the other four in captivity.

“The four people abducted and held by the kidnappers are Abdullahi Manje, Abdulkarim Na Malam, Hassan See, and Yusuf S. Pawa,” he said.

The source added that after leaving the village, the suspected gunmen headed towards Lukutu Forest in the area.

Efforts to get a reaction from the Bauchi State Police Command were unsuccessful as the Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, did not pick up his calls as they rang out.

He also did not respond to a message sent to him in that regard as of the time of filing this report.

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