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Bandits Attack Gombe Community, Burn 90-Year-Old To Death, Kill Three Others

During a night invasion of Gombe state on Friday, December 9th, 2022, bandits reportedly killed a 90-year-old and two other persons

Gombe Police Commissioner, Mr. Oqua Etim, confirmed the incident and stated the 90-year-old and two other people were killed during the bandit attack. Three other people were critically injured and were transported to the hospital for treatment.

He stated that the elderly man’s hut was burned down by bandits while he was asleep. Numerous homes and grocery stores are said to have burned down during the attacks.

He urged locals to separate politics from criminal activity and warned them against endangering people’s lives for political gain.

He stated that while political activity is proceeding without incident, criminal activity is a constant in all societies, and the command is making every effort to root out all types of criminals in the state.

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