Police have confirmed that a mobile police man and two women were killed while another female hawker sustained injuries when gunmen attacked a bank and police station on Monday in Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Hassan Mohammed, who addressed newsmen yesterday in Bauchi said, “The gunmen stormed the town around 9pm, they attacked Darazo Divisional Police Station and First Bank.
"Police repelled the bank robbery and burning of the police station.
"There was exchange of fire between the attackers and our men, and while that was going on, our mobile policeman, a corporal was killed.
"Stray bullets hit three female hawkers; two died in the hospital and the third on is currently receiving treatment”.
Auyo added that the hoodlums fled and that police have commenced investigation on the incident. “No arrest has been made up to this moment, but our investigation team is in Darazo,” he added.
Chairman Caretaker Committee of Darazo Local Government, Alhaji Kabiru Sade, said normalcy has been restored in the area, urging people to go about their normal businesses. Sade said the council will pay all the medical expenses of the victims.