Police confirm gunmen attack on Bauchi .’s government assistant

Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed that as yet unidentified gunmen attacked the Senior Special Assistant for Christian Religious Affairs on Bauchi State Governor Zakka Luka Magaji.

The command’s spokesman, SP Ahmed Wakili, confirmed the attack and said about seven gunmen stormed the victim’s home in Birshin, a community in the state.

He added that the command received an emergency call at exactly 12:13 a.m. Friday that the home of the governor’s assistant was being attacked by some gunmen.

Wakili continued: “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 the RRS B division, for a rapid intervention, forcing the gunmen to flee into the bush.

“A 32-year-old man who is a member of the Christian Life Church and who lives with Zakka was injured.

“Police officers were at the crime scene where three empty shells of 7.6mm ammunition were found,” he added.

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The police spokesman claimed that personnel on the scene for the rescue operation rushed the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital for medical attention.

He assured that their patrol will be intensified in the search for the perpetrators, while convincing the residents of the state to remain calm as their men do everything possible to ensure the safety of their lives and property.

The assistant, Zakka Magaji, responded and said he was the main target, although the motives of the attack remain unknown to him.

“God has proven himself in my life. In fact, the only person who was with me during the attack is getting better after suffering varying degrees of injury.”

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