Bauchi Explosion: Death Toll Increases To 11 As Police Nabs Suspect

Nigeria-Police-Force13-300x277The Bauchi State Police Commissioner, Lawal Shehu, yesterday said that a suspect has been arrested in connection with s Friday’s attack on a hotel in Bauchi metropolis.

It was learnt that the attackers, who wore military uniforms, had stormed the People’s Hotel in Bayangari area of the town, detonating explosives and shooting people at random.

Briefing journalists on the arrest made, Mr. Lawal said that the suspect was being interrogated and efforts intensified to apprehend his accomplices, who are now at large.

The police boss noted that the number of victims of the attack had risen from 10 dead and 14 injured, to 11 dead and 28 injured.

He pleaded with the general public to be security conscious and observe happenings within their immediate environment.

“The general public should pay special attention to persons and objects, particularly at motor parks, market places, schools, places of worships, shopping malls, eateries and hotels.

“They should report any suspicious persons or objects within their neighbourhood, to the nearest police station for prompt response, using these numbers – 08151849417 and 07013490795”, he said.