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Bandits Shoot Police AIG Audu Madaki, Kill His Orderly



Some unidentified gunmen believed to be bandits operating in the Lame/Burra forest in Bauchi State on Tuesday attacked the convoy of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 12 Bauchi, Audu Madaki injuring him and killing one of his Police guards.

Reports have it that the convoy which was on its way out of Bauchi was attacked by the terrorist group in the Barde Zangidi area in Toro LGA of Bauchi State at about 2.30 pm.

A reliable source at the Zone 12 headquarters in Bauchi told our Correspondent that AIG Audu Madaki was shot at and injured during the attack while his orderly was shot dead.

The AIG is said to be receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja while security has been beefed up around the Zone just as another source revealed that armed Police personnel have been drafted to the area to comb the bush in order to fish out the terrorists.

All efforts to get confirmation of the situation officially from the Zonal PPRO, Thomas Goni failed as he neither picked up the calls nor responded to messages sent to his mobile phone number.

An intelligence organization, Eons Intelligence, also confirmed via its Twitter handle on Wednesday morning that Madaki sustained bullet injury while his orderly was shot dead by the attackers.

The post reads, “The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 12 and his convoy were attacked yesterday 2 August 2022 at about 1430hrs at Barde Zangidi area of Bauchi State. The AIG sustained bullet injury while the orderly was shot dead.”

Thomas Goni, zone 12 police spokesperson, When contacted to comment on the incident, he said he is yet to receive details of the attack.

He said, “We are still waiting for the details of the incident. You know it did not happen within our jurisdiction here; it happened in Kaduna command so I have been on the line with Kaduna to get the details from them.”

While confirming that the AIG is alive, Goni said information about the incident will be made available when details are received from the Kaduna command.

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