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Heartbreaking Tragedy: 13-Year-Old Boy Shot Dead and One Abducted in Bauchi

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A 13-year-old boy Khalifa Umar has been shot dead by gunmen who invaded Jama’are Market in Jama’are Local Government Area of Bauchi State. The gunmen also abducted one Alhaji Sama’ila Magaji and injured two others on Saturday night.

Anonymous resident
“Saturday was a market day and we sighted up to 40 or 50 gunmen on motorcycles,” the resident who craved anonymity said.

Ahmed Wakili’s statement
“Yesterday, about 20:10: 00 hours that’s about 8:10 in the evening some unknown hoodlums came in large numbers. They invaded Jama’are market shooting in the air where they kidnapped one Alhaji Sama’ila Magaji, shot and killed one Khalifa Umar who is 13 years old and wounded one Mustafa Sabiu 51 years old and shot him on his lap. The bullet brushed one Chiboke Rapheal in his stomach.”

Police’s action
On receiving the distress call, the police spokesman said the Command directed the Divisional Police Officer of Jama’are and his team to swiftly swing into action. He explained that police operatives went to the crime scene, rescued the injured person and took him to the hospital. At the scene of the crime, four empty shells of AK 47 were recovered and one live ammunition was recovered.

State of the victim
It was gathered that the victim’s body has been released to the family for burial according to Islamic rites.

Plan of action
Wakili, a Superintendent of Police, also confirmed that the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police has since directed the Area Commander to make frantic efforts to rescue the victims and apprehend the culprits that perpetrated the act.

Appeal to the public
“Presently our officers and men are in the bush combing the bush to see to the possible rescue of victims. Information from members of the public revealed that the assailants were not from the state. Sometimes, we have an influx of strangers. We are appealing to the members of the public to calm down,” he added.

A Boy Tragically Killed During a Violent Attack on a Market in Bauchi
Gunmen attacked a local village market, Jama’are Market in Jama’are Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Saturday evening. The perpetrators opened fire, resulting in the death of a thirteen-year-old boy Khalifa Umar, and the abduction of one Alhaji Sama’ila Magaji. Additionally, two other individuals received injuries during the attack.

The attack occurred on a day when the market was bustling with activity. An anonymous witness said that the attackers arrived in groups of forty or fifty on motorcycles, causing widespread fear.
Ahmed Wakili, the police spokesperson in the state, confirmed the incident, noting that the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police has given instruction for responders to make every possible effort to rescue the victims and apprehend the attackers. Wakili disclosed that the gunmen were carrying AK-47s.
Following the attack, police recovered four empty shells and one live ammunition at the scene of the crime. They have since taken the injured to the hospital and released Khalifa Umar’s body to the family for burial.

Police officials have appealed to the public to remain calm and report any useful information that could aid in the investigations.

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