A police Inspector has been shot dead by unknown gunmen around Nasarawa Road, in Bauchi metropolis.
It was learnt that the inspector, who was identified as Babangida Dambaba, was killed around 5.40 am on Sunday after praying at a mosque in the area.
A source, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said: "Babangida went to a nearby mosque to observe early morning prayer and after the prayer, he left the mosque and was going back home when he was shot by the gunmen."
The source added that the gunmen escaped immediately after the incident.
It was learnt that the late Inspector was one of the police men attached to Government House, Bauchi. He has been buried according to Islamic rites.