Army Loses Top Officer To Death
There was panic in Bauchi state on Monday following the killing of the Garrison Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade of Nigerian Army in Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi, Col. Mohammed Barack by suspected gunmen.
The development has also thrown military authorities in Bauchi into mourning even as an investigation has already been opened into his death.
The incident which took place on Bauchi – Jos Road was said to have taken place on Sunday while the deceased was riding a Power Bike from Kaduna.
It, however, remains unclear if the killing was a case of armed robbery attack or assassination, although some unofficial sources said it could be by armed robbers.
A source said, “The Garrison Commander of 33 Artillery Brigade of Nigerian Army (Shadawanka Barracks) Bauchi, Col. Mohammed Barack, has been shot dead. He was shot on Sunday along Jos Road, while on Power Bike and was coming back from Kaduna; he is from Kano State.”
Naija News understands preparations are already 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, Punch, however, reports 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.”