Barely 24 hours after the gruesome murder of two people by gunmen in Gombe metropolis Sunday night, a Deputy Director at the Government House in Gombe, Adamu Yunusa, was again shot dead by two gunmen on Monday night. With the latest killing, the Gombe State Police Command was once again faced with the task of unraveling the circumstances surrounding the brutal murder of a deputy director at the Government House, Gombe.
The command, which was yet to come up with reports of the investigation of several other killings carried out in similar circumstances in a stretch of two weeks, learnt that Adamu Yunusa was trailed to his residence at Kumbiya Kumbiya Quarters, Gombe at about 7.00 pm on Monday night.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Gombe State Police Command, Fwaje B Atajiri, the gunmen went to the house of the deceased on foot and opened fire on him while he was relaxing in the frontage of his house.
He said investigation aimed at apprehending the killers was ongoing and that no stone would be left unturned in the command’s bid at achieving this goal. He added that reasons for the murder were yet to be ascertained by the police.
The PPRO, who declined further explanation, said he wouldn’t want a situation where such explanations could impede police inves-tigation. “There are certain facts that cannot be divulged to the press because of their sensitivity and importance in investigation,” he stated.
The command expressed sadness over these serial killings, which it said was a new dimension in committing murder by hoodlums as it was not a thing that could be tackled at once but needed to be accomplished through intelligence, adding that the command was up to the task.
The killings have suddenly become a regular occurrence in Gombe metropolis as no week passes without two or three incidents re-ported.
Places which used to serve as relaxation centres in the evening are now being deserted because those who patronise such centres are afraid of being sighted and shot dead by hoodlums who have changed their techniques of getting at their targets from motorcycle to foot.