At least six persons were killed and two others injured when gunmen attacked Gambiri village inGanjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The state police public relations officer, PPRO, Hassan Auyo, who confirmed this on Wednesday inBauchi, said that preliminary investigations showed that the attackers were cattle robbers.
“Our preliminary investigations show that the attackers were cattle rustlers,” he said.
The director of Danga Vigilante outfit in Bauchi, Yusuf Hassan, whose member was killed in the attack, said they were alerted by some villagers that Gambiri village was being attacked and that by the time his men got to there, the attackers had fled.
“We received information that some gunmen attacked Gambiri village in Ganjuwa Local Government Area. Our men were dispatched to the area, but on reaching the place, they found out that the assailants had left,” Hassan explained.
According to him, it was while conveying the dead and injured to the hospital that his men were ambushed and one of them shot dead.
Hassan said that the incident would not deter the commitment of the outfit in its fight against crime and criminality in the state and assured that the attackers would be brought to book.
He said those who lost their lives in the attack had been buried according to Islamic rites, while the injured were admitted at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, ATBTH, Bauchi.