Bandits Attack Bauchi Communities, Kill 4 People, Injure 3
The gunmen went to the communities to abduct the village head and other people in the villages.
A gang of gunmen suspected to be bandits on Thursday attacked some communities in the Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi state and killed four people, injured three people.
It was gathered that the gunmen went to the communities to abduct the village head and other people in the villages.
But the youths from the village and surrounding villages were said to immediately mobilise themselves and resisted them and they were unable to go with the abducted people.
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The Chairman of Alkaleri Local Government Area LGA, Yusuf Garba, also confirmed the incident to journalists in Bauchi on Friday, saying that the bandits stormed New Tudun Wadan Jada, with the intention of abducting the hamlet head but when people raised alarm, they abandoned their mission and fled.
He said the gunmen attacked the area through the largest border forest with Taraba, Gombe and Plateau States, adding that security operatives are on their trail.
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Mr Garba said a security council meeting with the State security chiefs and the Secretary to the State Government has been held to discuss the matter while security operatives have been deployed to the area.