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Police arrest killer of six corps members on election duty in 2011

Bauchi state police command has confirmed the arrest of Kabiru Musa a.k.a Dawa, the alleged mastermind of the 2011 post-election violence that led to the death of six corps members and a policewoman in Giade Local Government Area.

Commissioner of Police, CP Auwal Musa Muhammad, made this known in a statement on Thursday, May 30, 2024, while parading the suspect alongside others arrested for various crimes.

Police arrest killer of six corps members on election duty in 2011

He said 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 statement reads; “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.

“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.”