Unknown gunmen have stroke the residence of Senior Special Assitant to Bauchi State Governor on Christian Religious Affairs, Pastor Zaka Luka Magaji in a failed attempt to abduct him injuring one person in the process of the bout.
WikkiTimes learned that the yet-to-be-identified gunmen numbering 7 stormed the residence of the Pastor in Birshi, a suburb of the Bauchi metropolis.
Confirming the attack, State Police Command PPRO, SP Ahmed Wakili told our Correspondent, “yes, the Command received a distress call on an attempt of the life of one Pastor Zakka Luka Magaji, SSA Christian Religious Affairs to Bauchi state Governor.”
“The Command received the distress call at about 0013hrs that the house of was attacked by some armed men, numbering about seven”.
“On receipt of the distress call, the Commissioner of Police directed the DPO E-division to act immediately. The DPO led his team with other tactical Commanders such as RRS B-division, for a quick intervention, where the armed men ran into the Bush”.
“A 32 years old man who is a member of Christian Life Church living together with Pastor Zakka was injured in the process. Police personnel were at the scene of the crime where three empty shells of 7.6mm ammunition were recovered,” he said.
The Police Spokesperson added that the Police who were there on a rescue mission immediately took the victim and rushed him to ATBU Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for medical attention”.
Ahmed Wakili then assured that Police patrol has been intensified along the area, combing the bushes to be able to arrest the perpetrators of this dastardly act.
While speaking to our Correspondent, Pastor Zakka Magaji said that “I was their target even though I don’t know their motives but God has proven Himself. The person injured is getting better now.”