Gun­men at­tack con­struc­tion coy in Bauchi

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ahmed Mo­hammed, Bauchi

Gun­men at the weekend at­tacked Mother Cat Com­pany at Yana in Shira Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of Bauchi State.

Brief­ing news­men about the in­ci­dent yes­ter­day, the state Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, DSP Haruna Mo­hammed, said the gun­men stormed the com­pany in a bus and pick-up van.

“They ran­sacked and carted away ex­plo­sives ma­te­ri­als used for con­struc­tion pur­poses at the site. Com­bined se­cu­rity forces en­gaged the hood­lums in a fierce gun bat­tle for more than one hour and they were forced to aban­don the ex­plo­sives laden pick-up van,” he said.

He said po­lice re­cov­ered one Hilux Van with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber no; 15 A 15BA, be­long­ing to the Min­istry of Lo­cal Govern­ment Af­fairs, Bauchi,13 boxes of IED ca­ble det­o­na­tors, five mo­tor­cy­cles and a box con­tain­ing 311rounds of live am­mu­ni­tion.

The po­lice spokesman said in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mat­ter has com­menced and that the en­tire area has been cor­doned off.

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