Monday, September 12, 2011

Nigeria: Bomb Blasts - 7 Killed in Bauchi

12 September 2011

Bauchi — NO fewer than six policemen and one civilian have been reportedly killed by gunmen Monday afternoon in Misau, Bauchi State following simultaneous attacks on a commercial bank and a police station in the area.

Vanguard gathered that the gunmen hurled a bomb at the station leading to explosion and deaths of the five policemen on duty before successfully breaking into the bank and carting away large sum of money.

It could be recalled that Misau local Government which has been attacked for the second time by gunmen in less than two months, is located 160 kilometres north of Bauchi, the Bauchi State capital.

According to an official of Misau Local Government Council, the gunmen stormed Afribank and the police station in the town at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon and started shooting sporadically, resulting in the deaths of the policemen and the civilian and many injured.

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