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Gunmen kill Bauchi lawmaker, abduct his wives, child

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Mohammed Najib
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly representing Baraza/Dass constituency, Musa Mante, has been killed by suspected gunmen.

A source, who pleaded anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi that Mr Mante was killed on Thursday at his residence in Dass.

The source said that gunmen invaded the house of the deceased at the wee hours of the night, firing shots at him.

Spokesman for the Bauchi State Police Command, Ahmed Wakil, confirmed the incident, adding that the gunmen kidnapped the two wives and a son of the deceased lawmaker.

“Details are still sketchy but it will be made available to newsmen later,” Mr Wakil, a deputy superintendent of police, added.


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