Bauchi Man Shot Dead as Bulletproof Charm Fails During Testing

Bauchi Man Shot Dead as Bulletproof Charm Fails During Testing

  • A Bauchi man, 43, has reportedly died while undergoing a test to determine the efficacy of a bulletproof charm in the bush
  • Ahmed Wakil, the police public relations officer in the state, disclosed that police officers rushed to the scene after being fed the information
  • Wakil stated that the victim was immediately rushed to the hospital for medical attention, where a doctor confirmed he was dead

Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Bauchi, Bauchi - A 43-year-old man in Bauchi state, identified as Muhammadu Ali, was shot and killed while undergoing a test of bulletproof charm by a native doctor and three other persons.

The late Ali reportedly lived in the Damaiwa village via Bursali Ward Zaki Local Government Area of Bauchi.

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He was said to have gone to the Damaiwa bush along with the four people to test the charms that would protect him against gunshot, The Punch reported.

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Bauchi man dies while testing bulletproof charms Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
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How bulletproof charm failed a man in Bauchi

It was gathered that the charm failed him as when a locally made gun was shot at him in the forest.

Ahmed Wakil, the spokesperson of the Bauchi State Police Command, disclosed the incident in a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday, November 7.

Wakil said operatives of the command immediately rushed to the scene of the incident, and the victim was taken to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

Police confirm Bauchi man dead while testing bulletproof charm

According to Wakil, the police have arrested two suspects in connection to the incident, while two others were said to be on the run.

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His statement reads in part:

“While in the process, the said Muhammadu Murtala was unfortunately (shot) with the locally made gun by the said Danladi Ya’u (defendant)."

Tragedy: Bayelsa's assistant commissioner of police dies a few weeks before election earlier reported that Oluseye Odunmbaku, the assistant commissioner of police in Bayelsa State, died in his sleep.

The police boss died barely a month before the November 11 governorship election in the oil-rich South-South State.

Odunmbaku's death was confirmed in a terse statement by the police spokesperson in the state. His colleagues described him as a committed officer.


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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: or call 08161717844

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