Members of a suspected Boko Haram sect this morning killed about 13 people in various attacks targeted at police, soldiers, a hotel and a bank in Bauchi State.
A source told SaharaReporters that a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) was among those killed in Tafawa Balewa LGA along with two lance corporals of the Nigerian Army killed at an army checkpoint in Katagun and about 10 unarmed civilians.
Some of the victims met their death in a police station and military checkpoint in Bununu District of Tafawa Balewa local government. The state police command through its commissioner, Ikechukwu Aduba, confirmed the incident.
He said about five suspects have been captured by the combined team of army and police men who engaged the attackers in an exchange of gunfire. The commissioner stated that the security team recovered a number of assembled bombs as well as other weapons. Two churches one of them an ECWA church-were attacked in Fadaman Mada and Railway Quarters in Bauchi Township early Sunday morning, but there was no loss of lives or injuries.