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Gunmen storm kill govt official in Bauchi mosque attack

06 February 2015, 14:05

Bauchi - Suspected kidnappers shot dead a top government official with the Bauchi State Ministry of Local Government Affairs, Babangida Garba, Punch reports.

A police sergeant was also said to have been injured following an exchange of gunfire between security operatives and the gunmen who later escaped.

It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the mosque, at about 6am where the deceased had gone to pray at about 6am. They reportedly asked everybody in the mosque to lie on the floor and took him (Babangida) away, but angrily shot him when he refused to follow them.

Also read: Gunmen kill German citizen, kidnap another in Ogun

The 53-year-old was a one time accountant at the Secretary to the State Government’s office. He was, until his death, the Director of Administration and Finance with the Ministry of Local Government Affairs.

Read more at Punch

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