Some unknown armed males on Saturday evening attacked police operatives hooked up to the Safer Freeway Patrol of the Bauchi State Police Command patrolling Bauchi-Jos highway at Nabordo in Toro Native Authorities Space of the State.
The assault, which occurred at about 9:30 pm, led to the demise of a 35-year-old Inspector Mukhtar Ibrahim and a resident of the city, one Uba Samaila (33), who was stated to have been hit by a stray bullet however later died on the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Instructing Hospital (ATBH) whereas receiving therapy.
In keeping with the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who described the assault as “a really unlucky one”, the police had since recovered the service rifle of the deceased Inspector, including that extra personnel had been deployed within the space.
“Bauchi State Police Command regrets to announce that on Saturday, 14th of March 2021, at about 2130hrs an assault was unleashed on the Naborodo safer freeway patrol axis of the Bauchi State Police Command, on cops patrolling Bauchi-Jos highway by unknown armed males.
“The incident, which was certainly a really unlucky one, resulted to the demise of a police officer, Inspector Mukhtar Ibrahim, male, 35yrs who was shot useless by the assailant and one Uba Samaila, civilian, male a 33-yrs-old resident of Naborodo city, who was hit by a stray bullet, however later died on the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Instructing Hospital (ATBH) whereas receiving therapy.
“The service rifle of the deceased with breach NO.32486 has been recovered by the police and corpses of the victims have been launched to the households in keeping with Islamic rites,” Wakil, a Superintendent of Police (SP), stated.
The police spokesman added that, “extra patrol groups have been deployed to the realm whereas safety males have launched into cease and search with a view to monitoring down the hoodlums.
“To date, calm has been restored within the space and residents can go about their regular companies with out let or hindrance.”
Whereas stating that the state Commissioner of Police, Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, has ordered a full scale investigation of the assault, the PPRO stated that the CP regretted the ugly incident and had since condoled with the bereaved household over the irreplaceable loss.
Wakil said that the command wouldn’t relent on investigating the matter, including that it will dig deep and discover a lasting resolution to the safety breach.
“Our resilience as enforcers of the regulation has been examined by these criminals, however our resolve stays agency and resolute in fishing them out and serving justice adequately,” Wakil affirmed.