Vanguard (Lagos)

24 December 2012

Nigeria: Gunman Shoots Five in Bauchi Joint

Bauchi — At least five people sustained injuries at a drinking joint when an unknown gunman Monday opened fire in Bigi village a suburb of Bauchi metropolis in Bauchi local Government area.

Vanguard gathered from a reliable security source that the gunman entered the joint where people were eating and drinking and joined them.

He said," After he finished eating, he used his gun and shot three people. Some good Samaritans at the joint attempted to overpower him and arrest him, but he used his gun and hit two people who also sustained injuries before he fled".

The Source further revealed that all the five injured people have been taken to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital for medical treatment and security has beefed up in the area to prevent further attack or break down of law and order.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public relations Officer, DSP Abbas Abdullahi said a gunman attacked and shot some people at a joint, but life was lost.

The PPRO who could not ascertain the number of injured persons at the hospital disclosed that they are currently receiving treatment at the hospital .

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