A Senior staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Engineer Abubakar Garba Muhammad has been murdered in his residence in the early hours of Saturday by unknown gunmen in Bauchi state.
The Bauchi State Police Command through the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Wakili confirmed the incident to pressmen and said the gunmen whose number could not be ascertained stormed the area to carry out the attack, murdered the Chief Engineer of the Polytechnic Bauchi in Burshin Fulani settlement located along Bauchi – Dass in the state.
According to him, the late Abubakar Garba Muhammad came out of his house on a rescue mission after hearing noise of struggling of one of his sons with some people at the gate of the house and immediately he came out, the gunmen shot him on the neck, our men who rushed to the scene evacuated him to the Teaching Hospital where the medical team on duty certified him dead.
He added that, “our patrol team stationed at the main gate of the Polytechnic on hearing gunshots from the direction at about 4am, quickly mobilized and rushed to the area and on sighting the light of the patrol van, the gunmen fled”.
“The Commissioner of Police, Sylvester Abiodun Alabi has directed that the Police should go after the gunmen, apprehend and bring them to justice. Our men are after them now and very soon, they will get to them”.
The Polytechnic through its Public Relations Unit, confirmed the incident describing it as most unfortunate assuring however that everything humanly possible will be done to arrest the unknown gunmen.
Speaking also, another resident of the area was shot by the gunmen and is receiving treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) from the gunshot .