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Daily Sun reports that the other victims later
identified as police officers, had sustained
injuries during the unfortunate incident which
claimed the life of one whose identity is yet to
The victims who had been on mufti at the time
of the incident, had reportedly been travelling
from Taraba State to Kaduna State for an
The reports reveal that the men had refused
to stop their bus at the check point for a
security search by the soldiers who were on
patrol, causing the military men to open fire
on them under the suspicion that they were
Major Joseph Adekunle, the Assistant
Director Army Public Relations (PRO) of the 33
artillery Brigade Bauchi, confirmed the
incident, disclosing that the bus had driven
through the check point without stopping,
arousing suspicion that they may be Boko
Haram insurgents or some criminals.
Major Adekunle added that the army had later
carried out further investigations which had
revealed that the victims were police officers.
The situation has reportedly been brought
under control, as the roads have since been
opened for motorists.
The spokesman for the army urged members
of general public to follow the rules at every
check point, irrespective of their status in
society so as to avoid a recurrence of such an
incident in the future.
“The general public is also requested to note
that the current situation in the country
especially with the ongoing operation in North
East to clear the remnants of Boko Haram
terrorists from their hideouts, there is need to
ensure no escaping terrorists or weapons are
allowed to infiltrate other parts of the
May his soul rest in peace.