Three Paraded for Alleged Murder of Policeman in Bauchi

The Bauchi Police Command has paraded three suspects in connection to the alleged murder of a police officer in Konkiyel village, Darazo local council.

Spokesman of the command, Ahmed Mohammed Wakil made this known in a press briefing on August 9.

The deceased, Bala Nazifi Magaji attached to Darazo Police headquarters was said to be killed on duty on July 25 at Anguwar Abuja, Konyiyel. 

According to the statement, the suspects including Aminu Mohammed aka Kangado, 35, Abdullahi Abubakar aka Duna, 23 and Balarabe Abubakar, 34 allegedly attacked the officer with machetes, stones and sticks.

The statement read in part: “The investigation also revealed that all the suspects have confessed to the gruesome killing of the officer with a machete and sticks. One of the suspects, Aminu Mohammed aka Kangado in his confession narrated that they took advantage of the dark hour and stabbed the officer multiple times in the back with a machete, while other accomplices used stones and sticks and hit the officer on the head.As a result, he sustained multiple injuries and lost blood. 

“The officer was immediately evacuated to the General Hospital Darazo where he was certified dead by a medical doctor. Meanwhile, investigations into the case are ongoing, while efforts aimed at arresting other members of the gangs who are still at large are being intensified.”

In another development, the command also announced the arrest of a kidnapper and recovery of weapons in Burra village.

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The police had acted on a distress call on August 6 and arrested about four suspected kidnappers operating in Burra village.

“The operatives responded to a distress call that on 06/08/2023 at about 0200hrs suspected kidnappers numbering about four (4) armed with dangerous weapons invaded one house in Burra village and attempted to kidnap the occupant. While struggling, the suspects inflicted multiple machete cuts on the victim. 

“As a result, he sustained various degrees of injuries. Responding to the report, the police operatives led by the divisional police officer in conjunction with local vigilantes swung into action and drafted to the scene. On sighting the operatives, the suspects fired at the operatives.

“While responding, the operatives engaged the suspects with firepower which subdued the suspects to scamper into the nearest bushes.

“Consequently, one of the suspects was neutralized on the spot and one locally-made single-barrel gun was recovered as exhibits.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects who are still at large, were identified as the kidnapping syndicate from Burra village of Bauchi State and Kano State. Manhunt has been launched to trace the fleeing suspects,” the statement added.

The command further called for calm, encouraging citizens to be law abiding and avoid taking laws into their hands.


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