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Gunmen kill 3 in Azare

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Written by Saliu Gbadamosi, Bauchi


Wednesday, 17 October 2012

TWO men and a woman were on Sunday evening shot dead by a gang of armed men in Azare, the headquarters of Katagun Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that one of the victims, an Igbo trader, was said to have closed for the day and was locking his shop at about 6.00p.m. when the gunmen arrived and opened fire on him, alongside his apprentice and a woman at the scene.

It was, however, not clear whether the gunmen, whose number was unknown as of the time of filing this report,  made away with anything from the deceased’s shop.

Confirming the incident to newsmen, Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Mallam Mohammed Ladan, stated that the attackers were armed robbers, adding that three persons were killed.

The killing of the three on Sunday brought the number of people killed in Azare within one month to seven.

A former Controller-General of Prisons, Alhaji Ibrahim Jarma, was earlier shot by a two-man gang in front of his house in Azare. He later died at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, where he was taken for treatment.

A prison warder was also killed in the operation at the former prisons boss’s house, while another was injured.

Two policemen attached to the house of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and  father of the state deputy governor, Alhaji Aminu Saleh, were also attacked and killed by gunmen who made away with their rifles.  

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