Suspected Kidnappers Kill 40-Year-Old Businessman In Bauchi

July 14, 2021
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The gunmen reportedly shot sporadically to scare people away while trying to kidnap the victim.

In the process, Tasiu was hit by a bullet from the shootings and eventually died.

Tasiu Tilde, a 40-year-old Bauchi businessman, was assassinated by unidentified gunmen suspected of being kidnappers.

Tasiu was slain on Tuesday evening in Tilden Fulani, Toro Local Government Area, Bauchi State, when assailants attempted to kidnap him at his drugstore.

Bauchi is roughly 100 kilometers away from Tilden Fulani.

Tasiu, also known as Mai Kemis, was reportedly attacked by gunmen whose number has yet to be determined.

While attempting to kidnap the victim, the gunmen allegedly shot intermittently to scare onlookers away.

Tasiu was wounded by a bullet from the shootings and died as a result of it.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Police Command, Ahmed Wakil, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said “Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen stormed Tilden Fulani in Toro LGA on Tuesday. Their main mission was to kidnap their target, one Tasiu Abdulkareem Tilde, who was operating his business in the area.

“A good Samaritan put a distress call through to our patrol team in the area, they immediately mobilized to the scene of the incident, but before they got there, the suspected kidnappers had fled, leaving their victim in a pool of his blood.

“The patrol team immediately evacuated him to the nearest Toro General Hospital where, on arrival, a medical doctor on duty certified him dead.

“Investigation is ongoing to apprehend the suspects.”

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