Unknown gunmen struck again in Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi, shooting a man returning from a village close to Kutaru where he had gone to see his relations. The man was walking near a public secondary school when he was targeted by the gunmen and killed. It was not known at presstime if there was a motive for the shooting.
Several bystanders were injured in the gunplay but managed to escape.
Bauchi has seen a high level of violence in recent weeks, including a bank robbery, a hotel bombing and an attack on a Divisional Police Headquarters. Earlier, Secretary of the Sayawa Elders Council, Barrister Bukata Zhadi appealed to the Federal Government and relevant authorities to come to the aid of his people over incessant attacks by gunmen.
There has been no comment from the Commissioner of Police.