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Police corporal gruesomely killed in Bauchi, 3 suspects arrested


Bauchi State Police Command has arrested three suspects in connection with a gruesome killing of a Policeman in Konkiyel village of Darazo LGA, Bauchi state.

The deceased, Bala Nazifi Magaji, was a corporal attached to Darazo Divisional Police Headquarters, a statement released by the command on Wednesday disclosed.

“He was attacked on the 25th of July, 2023 while on active official duty at Anguwar Abuja in Konkiyel village, ” the release, signed by Ahmed Mohammed Wakil,

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed.

“The unfortunate incident led to a painstaking investigation by the Command to unravel the circumstances that surrounded the death of the officer.

“Consequently, three suspects were arrested during the investigation.

These are: Aminu Mohammed aka Kangado, 35, of Anguwar Sarkin Baka Konkiyel village (the principal suspect perpetrator of the Dastardly act.

“Abdullahi Abubakar aka Duna, 23 years, of Bakin Kasuwa, Konkiyel village and Balarabe Abubakar, 34 years old, while six (6) others were at large”

Wakil, a Superintendent of Police (SP) revealed that all the suspects had 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 is being intensified.

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