Unknown gunmen have killed one Raba’u Muhammed Bello, an operative of Vigilante Group of Nigeria in Gamji town of Burra District Ningi local government area of Bauchi State.
The suspected gunmen were alleged to be part of a notorious gang that gunned down Shugaba Sa’adu, Vigilante Commander of Gamji town two months ago.
The gunmen in recent times have gained traction for terrorising inhabitants of the area and neighbouring Jigawa State.
A resident of Gamji who doesn’t want to be named told WikkiTimes that the gunmen killed Rabi’u popularly known as Nashabura on Friday at about 10:30 pm after making a plea to that effect.
“The gunmen openly said that they are going to kill him and they succeeded in the same manner they did when they killed his boss, the former commander of the vigilante group in Gamji, Shugaba Sa’adu.
“We leave together with them and their parents and all the traditional rulers in this axis know them,” he said.
He explained that the incident was reported at the Ningi Police Division, Palace of Emir of Ningi and the District Head of Burra.
“All the relevant authorities were briefed about the unfortunate incident.”
He lamented that the bandits have connections cutting across low and high placed security agents in the state.
“Sometimes ago, security personnel in Jigawa State arrested the gunmen over an alleged armed robbery operation in the state.
“However, later, the gunmen reported at the Zone 12 Police Headquarters in Bauchi and our Vigilantes were arrested by the police alleging that they have hands in the arrest of the bandits in Jigawa,” he said.
Rabiu Muhammed Bello, 36, left behind eight children and two wives.
The Police Public Relations Officer SP Mohammed Wakil confirmed the incident.
“A team of police from Burra Division were mobilised to the scene and found the dead body of the deceased by a feader road.
“The body was full of multiple bullets wounds both on his head and legs and his brain was completely found on the ground,” he said.
SP Ahmed Wakil said that two shells of AK47 bullets were found at the scene of the incident adding that the attackers went away with his Den Gun and handset, a Techno model mobile phone.