The assailants, whose identities remain unknown, descended upon Toro town late in the evening, around 9:00 pm. With reckless abandon, they unleashed a volley of gunshots, plunging the serene town into chaos. Terrified residents fled for their lives, seeking refuge from the sudden eruption of violence.
A brave resident, who preferred to remain anonymous, recounted the terrifying ordeal. He explained how the assailants, numbering several, stormed the town, firing rounds into the air without mercy. Such acts of terror have become an all-too-frequent occurrence in Toro Local Government, casting a long shadow over the area’s economic activities. Fearful of abduction for ransom, local businesses have suffered as residents hesitate to engage in commercial ventures.
In response to this distressing incident, Ismail Dabo, the dedicated member representing Toro Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, voiced his condemnation and urged the community to remain calm. Dabo expressed deep sorrow at the unfortunate and regrettable situation, emphasizing the dire economic circumstances faced by the region. He pledged continued legislative efforts to tackle the pervasive security challenges plaguing the community.
According to the Punch, multiple attempts to solicit a response from the Bauchi State Police Command, all efforts proved unsuccessful. Calls to the command’s Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, went unanswered, and messages to his mobile phone received no response. As the investigation into this brazen act of violence unfolds, the community awaits answers and action from the authorities to ensure the safety and security of its residents.