A 70-year-old woman, Maryam Mohammed, a resident of Sabon Gari in Alkaleri Local Government was gruesomely killed by bandits while preventing them from killing her son.
Locals in the area told newsmen that late Maryam summoned courage and resistance when armed bandits invaded her house trying to abduct her son.
According to the sources, amidst gunfire by the rampaging bandits, Maryam came out took a pestle and hit one of the bandits before they shot her dead.
In his visit to the area on Saturday to commiserate with the communities on the recent attacks by bandits, Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed described Maryam as heroin. He said her death was not in vain, stressing that his administration would immortalise her as her heroic act was an example for others, especially women.
Umar Sanda, the state Commissioner of Police who was in the Governor’s team commiserated with the victims, assuring that the police effort to ensure lives and property are protected.
Sanda advised the citizens to join hands with security agencies by being proactive to frustrate the activities of bandits and terrorists in the state.
Recall that no fewer than four people were killed and several others sustained various degrees of injury in a series of bandits’ attacks in Alkaleri and Toro local governments of the state.