Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the killing of four persons by unknown gunmen at Gambar Sabon-Layi community in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of the state.
The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ahmad Wakil, confirmed the incident in a statement in Bauchi on Sunday.
He said the gunmen attacked the community at midnight on Saturday killed four and abducted one person.
Wakil said the Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan, had ordered discreet investigation to arrest the culprits.
“A distress call was received by the command on the 22nd January 2022 about 3:45 a.m, indicating that on the same date about 2 a.m, some unknown gunmen invaded Gambar Sabon-Layi village and attacked innocent residents.
“On receiving the report, detectives of the command drafted to the scene led by the DPO, Tafawa Balewa, Divisional Police Headquarters, evacuated the victims to the Tafawa Balewa General Hospital for medical treatment,” he said.
Meanwhile, the operatives of the command acting on credible intelligence, on Sunday uncovered an armoury of suspected kidnappers at Tudun Wada community in Liman Katagum of Bauchi LGA.
Wakil said the police recovered three AK-47 Rifles, one LAR Rifle, 49 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, nine AK-47 magazines, one pair of army camouflage jacket, and a pair of police camouflage trouser.