Police confirm death of seven in fresh gunmen attack in Bauchi community

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Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the death of seven persons in fresh attacks by suspected gunmen in the State.

The gunmen were said to have raided the villages of Gara and Gamji in Burra District of Ningi Local Government Area on Tuesday night.

The corpses of the victims were buried on Wednesday morning.

Ningi LGA has been vulnerable to attacks in recent times due to its proximity to Lame-Burra Forest Reserve, a hideout for kidnappers.

Our reporter gathered that the bandits invaded the area at about 9:00 pm, Tuesday.

The Spokesman of the Command, Superintendent Ahmed Wakili described the killing as “unprovoked and mindless”.

He commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the attack.

“We received a distress call that some bandits had attacked Kada and Gamji villages under Burra district of Ningi LGA. They came in large numbers, shooting sporadically; as a result, seven people were killed,” he said.

Wakil, however, said the operatives of the command, with support from the Nigerian Military, engaged the bandits and neutralized three of them in the process.

He added that others scampered in disarray into the nearby bush with possible gunshot wounds.

The bandits were also said to have killed one volunteer security guard and injured one soldier in Gamji Village during a gun duel with the soldiers.

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