From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi
The Chiroman Bauchi, Alhaji Nuru Adamu Jumba, on Monday narrowly escaped being killed when two unknown hoodlums, riding on a motorcycle shot him on the leg.
Jumba, who is the district head of Bakaro district of Bauchi, the state capital, was going back to his house at about 7:30pm from the mosque a few meters away from his Kobi street residence, where he had observed his Isha’i prayer.
The attackers, who were armed with a pistol, fired a shot, which hit the traditional title-holder in the leg and took to their heels as people heard the gun shot and approached the scene.
A statement issued by the Bauchi State Police Command, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, stated that the district head was rushed to an undisclosed hospital, where he was currently responding to treatment.
“On the 23/11/2014 at about 7:30pm, two unknown hoodlums, armed with pistol on a motorcycle, stormed Kobi Street Bauchi and shot one Alhaji Nuru Adamu Jumba (Chiroman Bauchi) on his leg. Victim was on his way home after Isha’i prayer from a nearby mosque.
“Scene was visited by police detectives attached to Township Division led by DPO and victim was rushed to the hospital and is responding to treatment,” the police spokesman, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said.
According to DSP Mohammed, Kobi Street was now calm, as intensive patrol by combined security forces was ongoing with a view to apprehending the fleeing perpetrators.
In another development, the police informed the abducted son of the former state chairman of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Mohammed Garba Noma, Sanusi Garba Mohammed Noma, was liberated on Sunday morning.
Though the Police did not state where and how the younger Noma was liberated, the PPRO stated that he was in stable condition and that investigation into the abduction was still in progress.