Barely 48 hours after three police officers were ambushed and killed by unknown gunmen along Bauchi-Gombe road, another police officer has been assassinated at his residence in Bauchi.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deceased, Abdullahi Shehu, former ADC to the former Deputy Governor of the state, Abdulmalik Ibrahim, met his untimely death on Friday night when unknown gunmen invaded his Zango residence in Bauchi metropolis.
A family source told NAN on Saturday in Bauchi, that the gunmen arrived at the residence of the deceased on a motorcycle at about 8.45 p.m. when he was having the Ramadan evening meal with some friends and relations.
The source said that one of the gunmen asked the gathering who among them was called Abdullahi, adding that the deceased then stood up to identify himself and was shot by one of the assailants.
“We took him to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, where he was confirmed dead,’’ the source said.
The family source added that the deceased had been buried in accordance with Islamic rite.
The Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Hassan Auyo, confirmed the incident and said that investigations had commenced into the matter.