Gunmen kill Bauchi lawmaker, abduct wives, daughter

Member representing Baraza Dass Constituency in Bauchi Assembly Hon. Musa Mante has been killed by suspected gunmen.

The Nation learnt he was murdered on Thursday night in his residence in Dass Local Government Area.

It was gathered the gunmen also abducted his two wives and one-year- old daughter.

Confirming the incident on Friday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Bauchi Command, Ahmed Wakili, gave the names of the abducted wives as Rashida Musa Mante, 40; Rahina Musa Mante 35 and one-year-old daughter Fausar Musa Mante.

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He added four empty shell of life ammunition were recovered at the scene of the incident.

Wakili said the aim of the attack was yet to be ascertained but the gunmen were suspected to be armed robbers.

He added that crack team of police personnel led by the Dass Divisional Police Officer has been mobilised to the area to commence immediate investigation and track the gunmen.

Mante had tested positive for COVID-19 some weeks ago and was recuperating at home as at the time of his murder.

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