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.

The Police Public Relations

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.

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