Suspected gunmen on Saturday morning killed a senior staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Abubakar Garba Muhammad at his residence at Burshin Fulani along Bauchi – Dass road.
According to reports, he was killed around 2.30 am. The late Abubakar Garba Muhammad came out of his apartment on a rescue mission after hearing the scream of one of his sons who was struggling with the gunmen before he was shot and killed.
Mohammad’s death was announced on the verified and official Facebook page of the institution.
“Innalillahi wa Inna ilahir rajiun. Unknown Gunmen killed one of our staff, Chief Engineer, Abubakar Garba Muhammad (Babangida Birshi) of Directorate of Physical Planning around 2:30 am at his residence in Burshin Fulani.
“His Funeral (Jana’iza) prayer as announced by the family will be held by 9:00 am in Burshin Fulani Mosque, behind his house.
“May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant his soul Jannatil Firdausi,” the post reads.
Confirming the incident, spokesman of the Bauchi Police Command, SP Ahmed Wakili said the deceased was shot in the neck and died on the spot.
“Our men who rushed to the scene evacuated him to the teaching hospital where the medical team on duty certified him dead.
“Our patrol team stationed at the main gate of the Polytechnic on hearing gunshots from the direction at about 4 am, quickly mobilised and rushed to the area and on sighting the light of the patrol van, the gunmen fled”.
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