Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in Bauchi State, ASP Hassan Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying Abdullahi was killed after he had observed his Tarawih prayer in the mosque.
The PPRO said, “The late Inspector Abdullahi was discussing with four people in front of his house when two people came on motor cycle and approached them. When one of them greeted them and asked them who was Alhaji Abdullahi and he answered in the affirmative, the assailant brought out a gun and shot him dead instantly.”
Hassan said the gunmen did not harm anybody, but only targeted the late inspector.
Abdullahi’s corpse, according to him, has been deposited at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital ATBUTH Bauchi.
The deceased was said to be ADC to a former deputy governor during the tenure of former Governor Ahmed Mu’azu.