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Identity Of Police Officer Who Stabbed Two People To Death In Bauchi Revealed


Lukman Madaki, the officer who allegedly stabbed three people with a knife

The Nigeria Police Force, Bauchi State Command has revealed the identity of its personnel who reportedly stabbed two people to death on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

Naija News had reported earlier that there was uproar in the Yelwa community of Bauchi after angry Youths stormed the Yelwa Divisional Headquarters to protest the killing of two people by a police officer.

The alleged officer is said to have stabbed three people with a knife but two died immediately.

The incident caused unrest as the mob took over streets, blocking the road from Elim Church junction to the Yelwa Divisional Headquarters.

Confirming the incident in a statement made available to newsmen hours after the uproar, the police command revealed the name of the suspect as PC Lukman Madaki.

The officer from Toro Division is reportedly attached to Sports Office, Bauchi State Police Command Headquarters.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed details of the event to newsmen in a statement on Friday, March 25, said that the incident happened during a patrol at a black spot in Yelwa.

Wakil noted that Madaki who was trying to evade arrest attacked members of the Peace and Security committee attached to the patrol team with a knife.

The victims according to the police mouthpiece, were rushed to the hospital where two of them were certified dead by a medical doctor.

The police statement read: “On 24/03/2022 at about 2230hrs, a Patrol team attached to E’ Division while on visibility patrol around a black spot at Rafin surfing, Yelwa arrested F/no. 519342 PC Lukman Madaki 29yrs of Toro Division attached to Sports Office, Bauchi State Police Command Headquarters,” the PPRO stated.

The statement added: “In a bid to resist arrest, PC Lukman employed the use of Jackknife, stabbed and injured the following members of the Peace and Security committee attached to the patrol team.”

The names of the victims are revealed as Abdulmalik Mohammed, 22, of sabon gida yelwa, Sadiq, 23, of Sabon Gida Yelwa and Nazifi Mohammed, 19, of Yelwan labourer.

The victims were rushed to ATBU Teaching Hospital Bauchi for treatment where Abdulmalik Mohammed and Sadiq were certified dead by a medical doctor, while Nazifi Mohammed the third victim is currently responding to treatment.

”The suspect has since been arrested and detained while investigation has commenced in earnest,” Wakil noted.

In his reaction to the horrible event, the Commissioner of Police commiserated with the families of the deceased, and the people of Bauchi State over the unfortunate incident.

The CP ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter and appealed for calm while urging members of the public not to take laws into their hands as the outcome of the investigation will be made public.

He also enjoins citizens of the state to remain law-abiding and to continue to assist the Command to fight crime in the state by promptly reporting any incident.

The Commissioner assures the public of his commitment to the fight against criminality by the law in the State.