Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Security Operatives Surround Armed Men in Azare, Kill Two

Bauchi — Two people have been killed and three injured when several youths and security operatives surrounded gunmen believed to have been responsible for the killings of prominent people in Azare town, the headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

In their separates accounts of the incident residents in Azare told Daily Trust that "some people saw the men with guns and the people in the area had already sensitized themselves to follow and arrest any suspect found with arms and ammunition."

"When they saw the armed men a motorcycle rider apprehended one of them and the armed men shoot him in the leg, then a man in a Mercedes Benz car hit one of the armed men with his car after he gave him chase. The gun men also shoot the man and they also shot one policeman which brought the number of casualties to three."

Residents added that one of the gunmen forced himself inside a house in the area and climbed atop a tree from where he has been shooting at security operatives. The operatives are said to be using tear gas to try to force him down from the tree.

They said the armed men had many explosives and fire arms in their possession and the exchange of fire between the armed men and security operatives is still ongoing the area.

A top security source in Bauchi confirmed the incident and said the operations is still underway.

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