Bauchi Police Confirm Attack on Bauchi . Governor’s Assistant

The Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed an attempt on the life of the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) for Christian Religious Affairs to Bauchi State Governor Pastor Zakka Luka Magaji by unidentified gunmen.

Police command reports revealed that the yet-to-be-identified seven gunmen stormed the pastor’s residence in Birshin, a suburb of the Bauchi metropolis.

In a telephone conversation with our correspondent, the state police commander PPRO, SP Ahmed Wakili confirmed that attack, “yes, the command received a distress call about an attempted life of a Reverend Zakka Luka Magaji, SSA Christian Religious Affairs to Bauchi State Governor”.

The PPRO added: “The command received the distress call at about 0013 hours that the house of was attacked by some gunmen, about seven.

“After receiving the emergency call, the Police Commissioner ordered the DPO E Division to act immediately. The DPO led his team with other tactical commanders such as RRS B Division, for a rapid intervention, with the gunmen rushing into the Bush.

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“A 32-year-old man who is a member of Christian Life Church and who lives with Pastor Zakka was injured. Police personnel were at the scene of the crime where three empty shells of 7.6mm ammunition were found.”

The police spokesman added that the police who were on the scene for a rescue mission immediately took the victim and rushed him to the ATBU Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for medical attention.”

Ahmed Wakili then assured that the police patrol in the area has intensified and combed the bushes to apprehend the perpetrators of this dastardly act.

He also assured residents of the state that while the Command is doing everything possible to adequately secure lives and property, people should be safety conscious and vigilant and ensure that suspicious customers are reported to the nearest security point for action.

Speaking to our Correspondent, Pastor Zakka Magaji explained that he was “their target, even though I don’t know their motives, but God has proved Himself. The injured person is now doing better.”

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Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Religious Affairs and Community Development, Hon Umar Babayo Kesa, has urged the ministry’s management and staff to sympathize with the SSA, Pastor Zakka Magaji.

In his words of condolences, the commissioner said they were at the house to express their deepest condolences for the incident and prayed that God will continue to protect him and his family from evil men.

The victim, Rev. Zakka Magaji, thanked the ministry’s commissioner and management for the visit and said it was a demonstration of cordial and peaceful coexistence among the people of the state led by the state’s governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir. .

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