Suspected gunmen have killed a senior staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Abubakar Garba Muhammad, at his residence at Burshin Fulani along Bauchi – Dass road in Bauchi state on Saturday, September 4 around 2.30am.
According to reports, the late Abubakar Garba Muhammad came out of his apartment on a rescue mission after hearing the scream of one of his sons who was struggling with the gunmen before he was shot and killed.
His death was announced on the institution’s social media page.
“Innalillahi wa Inna ilahir rajiun. Unknown Gunmen killed one of our staff, Chief Engineer, Abubakar Garba Muhammad (Babangida Birshi) of Directorate of Physical Planning around 2:30am at his residence in Burshin Fulani.
His Funeral (Jana’iza) prayer as announced by the family will be held by 9:00am in Burshin Fulani Mosque, behind his house.
May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant his soul Jannatil Firdausi,” the post reads.
Spokesperson of the state police command, SP Ahmed Wakili, who confirmed the incident, said the deceased was shot in the neck and died on the spot.
“Our men who rushed to the scene evacuated him to the teaching hospital where the medical team on duty certified him dead.
Our patrol team stationed at the main gate of the Polytechnic on hearing gunshots from the direction at about 4 am, quickly mobilised and rushed to the area and on sighting the light of the patrol van, the gunmen fled”Wakili said