Bauchi Businessman Killed in Botched Kidnap Attempt
Bandits have shot dead a 40-yearold businessman, Mr. Tasiu Tilde, after he resisted the attempt to kidnap him in Tilden Fulani area of Bauchi State.
The deceased, popularly called Mai Kemis, was in his pharmacy when gunmen attacked him on Tuesday evening.
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Officer, Bauchi State Police Command, Ahmed Wakil, confirmed the incident yesterday.
Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, said that the incident happened in the evening of Tuesday when the gunmen, whose mission was to kidnap, stormed the village shooting indiscriminately to scare people away.
“Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen stormed Tilden Fulani in Toro LGA on Tuesday. Their main mission was to kidnap their target, one Tasiu Abdulkareem Tilde, who was operating his business in the area.
According to him, they tried to take their victim away but he resisted and in the process, they shot him in the chest several times as the gunmen escaped from the scene of the incident
“A good Samaritan put a distress call through to our patrol team in the area, they immediately mobilised to the scene of the incident, but before they got there, the suspected kidnappers had fled, leaving their victim in pool of his blood.