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After 13 years of manhunt, Bauchi police arrest killer of 6 corps members

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested one Kabiru Musa AKA Dawa, the mastermind of the 2011 post-election violence that claimed the lives of six corps members and a policewoman in Giade Local Government Area of the state.

Recall that in 2011, some CPC supporters took to violence immediately after the presidential election to express their dissatisfaction with the election result. In the process, at least 50 people including serving corps members were brutally murdered.

The State Commissioner of Police, CP Auwal Musa Muhammad, confirmed the significant breakthrough on Thursday, May 30, 2024, when he paraded the suspect alongside others arrested for various crimes.

According to the CP, Kabiru Musa was recently arrested for the gruesome murder of a 17-year-old girl identified as Aisha Mohammad in Giade Local Govt Area.

The commissioner further disclosed that some water vendors in Unguwar Tudun Maje area of Giade town discovered the decomposed body of the teenage girl in a well on April 26, 2024.

“On 18th April 2011 between the hours of 1230h 1300hrs a group of youth led by one Kabiru Musa AKA Dawa stormed Giade Divisional Police Headquarters following the announcement of the 2011 Presidential Election result armed themselves with dangerous weapons which included a knife popularly called Barandami, cutlasses, sticks, petrol (PMS) and attacked F/No. 020827 W/PC. Rifkatu Bappa, who was on counter duty at the charge room,” the statement read.

“As a result, she sustained various degrees of injuries and was immediately evacuated to FMC Azare and confirmed dead by a medical doctor. Similarly, the said Dawa, who was the Ringleader and his gang members, used petrol (PMS) and set ablaze a motor vehicle one Toyota Starlet belonging to Mr. Peter Okoye, which was kept for safekeeping during the peak of the attack.

“In furtherance of this dastardly act, the said Dawa attacked one Bridget Peter Okoye, wife of Mr. Peter Okoye cut-off her fingers, the set fire of the said Motor vehicle affected/burned down the station which led to the gruesome murder of six (6) corps members who were at the station for safety namely;

Nkwazema Anslem with call-up no. NYSC/OWP/2010/127350, state code; BA/10B/1160 state of origin; Imo State.
Adewumi seun paul with call-up no. NYSC/OOU/2010/155553, state code; BA/10B/1301, state of origin; Ekiti State.
Okpokiri Obinna with call-up no. NYSC/AUU/2010/180200, state code; BA/10C/0950, state of origin; Abia
Teidi Olawale Tosin with call-up no. NYSC/ILR/2010/215976, state code; BA/10C/1220, state of origin; Kogi State.
Adewei Elliot with call-up no. NYSC/2011/0144144, state code; BA/11A/0274, state of origin; Bayelsa State.
Ukeoma Ikechukwu Chibuzor with call-up no. NYSC/UNN/2011/077160, state code; BA/11A/1354, state of origin; Imo State.

“The above-mentioned corps members (May their soul rest in peace) tried to take to their heels while the said suspected killer (Dawa) alongside his syndicate run in pursued of the corps members to their various locations of refuge and gruesomely murdered them one after the other.

“The syndicate also attacked and broke into shops of traders and carted away valuables, further causing a breakdown of law and order.

“After a manhunt for a decade, the suspect has been arrested, and the investigation is ongoing. After the conclusion, he will be arraigned in court based on the findings of the investigation.

“It may interest you to also know that the same suspect (Dawa) in a related development has been arraigned before the court for a case of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.

“The incident occurred on the 26th of April, 2024 at about 1030hrs, when some water vendors inhabitants of Unguwar Tudun Maje Giade town discovered the decomposed body of an adult girl in a well situated in the same address.

“Following the discovery of the decomposed body, they reported at the Divisional Police Headquarters Giade, where the DPO drafted his men, visited the scene and removed the remains to General Hospital Giade and she was certified dead by a medical doctor.

“Subsequently, the DPO invited the residents to come forward for identification, and she was identified as Aisha Mohammad ‘f’ aged 17yrs of Giade LGA, Bauchi State

“During investigation, two people were accused and arrested in connection to the crime, namely; 1. Kabiru Musa ‘m’ aged 30yrs aka “Dawa” and 2. Anas Adamu ‘m’ aged 31yrs all of Giade LGA, Bauchi State.”

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