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Police confirm 3 persons were killed, 2 injured in Bauchi community

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… Arraign 2 over wire theft worth N1.2m***

The Police Command in Bauchi has confirmed the murder of three persons in a fresh attack by unidentified gunmen at Num village in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of the state.

SP Ahmed Wakil, Spokesman of the Command, who confirmed the incident, on Thursday in Bauchi, said that two other persons sustained injuries in the attack.

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The newsmen report that the attack came barely 24 hours after gunmen attacked Yadagundume village in Ningi LGA killing three persons and injuring one other.

Wakil said that the gunmen attacked the Num village on April 9 and killed three villagers.

He listed the victims to include Samaila Bello, Kefas Sarki and Paulina Alhamdu.

“We received a distress call on May 9, 2022, at about 21:30 hours that some hoodlums armed with AK-47 rifles stormed Num area of Sara village in Tafawa Balewa LGA of the state,

“They opened fire on members of the community causing the death of three persons while two others, Gode Bulus and Zakka Mayo were injured.

“In the intensive effort, the DPO, Tafawa Balewa Division and his team rushed to the scene of the crime where they rescued the two victims and referred them to the General Hospital Tafawa Balewa,” he said.

Wakil said that the Commissioner of Police, Umar Sanda, had directed the Area Commander in Toro to intensify efforts to arrest the perpetrators of the crime.

While reiterating the commitment of the police to protect lives and property,  the CP urged the people to be calm, and report suspicious persons and movements in their communities to security agencies.

“The Force will not be deterred from dealing with all criminal elements that try to test its capacity,” he said.

In the same vein, two accused persons, Suleiman Yusuf, 19, and Ela Ibrahim, 18, were on Friday arraigned in an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly stealing copper wire valued at N1.2m.

The accused were arraigned alongside a 20-year-old man, Yaya Abubakar, and standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them by the police.

The prosecutor, Insp Benedict Aigbokhan, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on May 2, at 6.30 p.m., at No. 2, Babatunde Shogbasan St., Bucknor, Ejigbo, Lagos.

He said that the accused persons conspired and stole a copper wire valued at N1.2 million from a building under construction.

According to him, the wire belongs to the complainant, one Mr Dele Aleburu.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The newsmen report that Section 287 provides three years imprisonment for stealing and Section 411 provides two years imprisonment for conspiracy.

The Magistrate, Miss K. A. Ariyo, granted them bail in the sum of N300,000 each with two sureties each.

She ordered that the sureties should be gainfully employed and must show evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.

Ariyo adjourned the case until May 23 for mention.



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