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Unknown Gunmen Kill Army Garrison Commander

Valentine Chinyem

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Col. Mohammed Barack, the Garrison Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade of Nigerian Army in Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi, has been killed.

Military authorities in Bauchi who confirmed this on Monday said he was killed by unknown gunmen.

A top security source who confirmed this said, it is not known if his murder was a case of armed robbery attack or assassination.

He said the Garrison Commander was killed on the ever-busy Bauchi-Jos Road on Sunday while he was riding a Power Bike on his way from Kaduna.

“The Garrison Commander of 33 Artillery Brigade of Nigerian Army (Shadawanka Barracks) Bauchi, Col. Mohammed Barack, was shot dead on Sunday along Jos Road, while riding on his Power Bike; he was coming back from Kaduna; he hailed from Kano State,” he said.

Col. Barack has since been buried in Kano according to Islamic rites, after the necessary military rites.

When contacted on phone, 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, 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.”