Investigation commences, say military
Friday Olokor, Bauchi
Military authorities in Bauchi were on Monday thrown into mourning following the killing of the Garrison Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade of Nigerian Army in Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi, Col. Mohammed Barack by suspected gunmen.
The killing which has brought panic to the city, could however not be ascertained if it was a case of armed robbery attack or assassination, although unofficial and unconfirmed sources said it could be by arm robbers.
As of the time of this report, preparations are in top gear to convey his corpse to Kano for burial, according to Islamic tradition, after the necessary military rites.
When contacted, the spokesperson of 33 Artillery Brigade, Major Yahaya Nasir Kabara, confirmed the incident saying, “Yes, it’s true.”
When asked to give details of what happened, he said “Come to the Brigade because it is a matter that needs investigation; investigation is ongoing, I will get back to you when the finding is out. Let me communicate with my Commander, I will get back to you.”
But as of the time of this report, he had yet to get back.