Segun Babatunde in Bauchi
A Police Inspector who was a member of the Safer Highway Police Federal Roads Patrol has been killed by unknown gunmen who attacked one of their bases in Nabordo, in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Our correspondent also reports that a civilian who was visiting the base as at the time of the attack was also shot and killed by the gunmen who are now on the run.
The State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer(PPRO), SP Ahmed Wakili who confirmed the report to our Correspondent in a telephone interview Sunday night, said that, “It is true the story you want to confirm. One of the bases of the highway patrols in the state stationed at Nabordo village on the Jos – Bauchi highway was attacked and two people, a Police officer and a civilian were shot and killed by the gunmen”. .
The PPRO said that the attack by the yet to be identified gunmen was carried out on late Saturday night on men of the Safer Highways Patrol team that is patrolling the ever busy Bauchi-Jos road.
Ahmed Wakili also confirmed that another civilian was hit by a stray bullet during the exchange of fire and he is currently receiving treatment and recuperating at the ATBUTH, Bauchi.
The killed Police officer was identified as Inspector Mukhtar Ibrahim while the civilian was identified as one of the sons of the Ward Head of Nabordo, Uba Sama’ila, who was said to had gone to the base on a friendly visit to the Inspector who was said to be his friend.
The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi has ordered the deployment of more Police patrol teams to the area while men on ‘stop and search’ patrol have been put on high alert while investigation into the attack has commenced though no arrest has been made as of the time of filing this report.
Though the motive behind the attack was scanty as of the time of filing this report late Sunday night.