By Segun Awofadeji
Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the gruesome killing of a member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly representing Dass constituency, Hon Musa Mante Baraza.
Confirming the tragic incident Friday morning in a telephone conversation, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), DSP Ahmed Wakili, said that the lawmaker was killed by yet to be identified suspected gunmen late Thursday night at his residence in Dass.
The aim of the killers, who invaded his house on Thursday night, is yet to be ascertained.
The PPRO also said the lawmaker’s two wives and one-year-old child were abducted by the gunmen with no trace of them established as of the time of this report.
He however said that a crack team of Police personnel led by the Dass Divisional Police Officer have mobilised to the area to commence immediate investigation to be able to track down the gunmen.
It will be recalled that the late lawmaker was one of the members of the Assembly who recently tested positive for COVID-19.