Credit: NAN

Gunmen Attack Bauchi School, Burn Staff Quarters, Five-Year-Old Killed

Police in Bauchi State said suspected gunmen set ablaze some houses in the staff quarters of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Yana, killing a five-year old girl on Sunday.

The state police spokesperson, DSP Haruna Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Bauchi that the gunmen also burnt a telecommunication mast in the town.

He said they stole a private car belonging to the principal of the school, assuring the public that other students in the school were safe.

“Unknown gunmen attacked the staff quarters of GGSS Yana, Shira Local Government Area of Bauchi State, around 2.30am on Sunday.

“They set the school bus ablaze; and in the process, a five-year-old girl was killed in the fire while they destroyed the vault of a bank,’’ he said.

According to Mohammed, security forces are now on the trail of the attackers.

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