NDLEA official, 3 others arrested for attempted murder in Bauchi

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Bauchi—An officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Gombe State Command, and three others have been arrested by police in Bauchi State for attempting to kill a 29-year-old man.

The suspects were said to have attacked the victim, Isiaka Auta of Kaduna State, who they reportedly stabbed several times on his lower abdomen and head, along Alkaleri-Futuk Road in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state.

The Bauchi State Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in a statement yesterday in Bauchi, said the incident occurred on March 3.

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NDLEA operative

He disclosed that Auta was left in a pool of blood, but was rescued by policemen and rushed to the hospital, where he regained consciousness.

According to Mohammed, “on March 3, at about 9a.m., police detectives attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Bauchi, in collaboration with Alkaleri Division arrested three people, who conspired with one staff of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Gombe State Command, also arrested, and attempted to kill one Ishiaku Auta, 29, of Kaduna State along Alkaleri-Futuk Road.

“The victim was stabbed several times on his lower abdomen and head and abandoned in the bush by the assailants.”

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Mohammed said the victim was in coma for three days at the General Hospital, Alkaleri.

According to him, “the case is under investigation to uncover the motive behind their action, after which they would be charged to court for prosecution.”

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