On Wednesday, gunmen snatched two Hilux vans belonging to the United Nations following an attack on Soro town in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state, the Bauchi State Police Command said.
According to the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), DSP Haruna Mohammed, the incident occurred on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Soro town is on Bauchi – Maiduguri highway.
Mohammed said that the attackers, numbering about 22, also snatched another Hilux van belonging to the Bauchi State Television Authority (BATV). He gave the registration numbers of the snatched vehicles as 206 UN, 139 UN and 04C – o4 BA, respectively.
The Police spokesman said, “Unknown gunmen numbering about 22 have stormed Soro town in Ganjuwa Local Government Area on Tuesday evening snatching three Hilux vehicles.”
“In a bid to escape, the assailants opened fire sporadically where a stray bullet hit one Bose Bappa, who later died in the hospital while receiving treatment.”
Meanwhile, all the five persons recently kidnapped in the state, including a politician, a businessman and some health workers, had been released by their abductors.
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Posted by Rita Robinson
on Apr 17 2014. Filed under AFRICA, ANNOUNCEMENT, FEATURE, FOR THE RECORDS, Front Page Story, NEWS, News Across Nigeria, Odd World, POLITICS, X-RAYS.
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