Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed that Senior Special Assistant on Christian Religious Affairs to Bauchi State governor, Zakka Luka Magaji, was attacked by gunmen.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Ahmed Wakili, said the gunmen numbering about seven stormed the residence of the victim in Birshin, a community in the state.
Wakili said the Commissioner of Police directed the DPO E-division to act immediately after the command received a distress call at exactly 12:13 pm on Friday that the house of the Governor’s aide was attacked by some armed men.
“On the receipt of the distress call, the Commissioner of Police directed the DPO E-division to act immediately. The DPO led his team with other tactical Commanders such as RRS B-division, for a quick intervention forcing the armed men to flee into the bush around.
“A 32-year-old man who is a member of Christian Life Church living together with Zakka was injured in the process.
“Police operatives were at the scene of the crime where three empty shells of 7.6mm ammunition were recovered.”
Wakili who revealed that the personnel who were at the scene for rescue operation rushed the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital for medical attention, assured residents of the area that their patrol will be intensified in the search for the perpetrators.