In an interview, Professor Abdullahi, who is the Chairman, Governing Council of Bauchi State University, Gadau, said: “I was on my way for a meeting at the state university in Gadau, when we got to Tirwun village, we saw a convoy of some soldiers and they were driving slowly, so our driver manoeuvred and overtook them. At the point, we heard sound of gunshots; about eight bullets hit our car. We managed to stop but we thank Allah the bullets did not hit anyone of us inside the vehicle”. “When we stopped, the soldiers came out and were asking why we overtook them, saying they were escorting sensitive materials. I have never seen such a reckless act in my life,” he said.He said he informed the state Commissioner of Higher Education, Alhaji Ibrahim Aminu Mohammed, about the incident and that he contacted security agencies.Professor Abdullahi said the Army authorities then sent a captain who met him and tendered an apology over the incident. “He promised that the Brigade commander will make a report to Army headquarters in order to know the unit where the soldiers came from, because they didn’t inform them that they will pass through Bauchi”, Abdullahi said.An aide to the professor said the bullets damaged the engine of the vehicle, adding “Allah saved us if not one of the bullets dropped very close to the professor’s leg but it did not touch him”.The state Commissioner of Higher of Education, Ibrahim Aminu Mohammed, said they were happy with the quick response of the state Service Chiefs, including the Director, SSS, Brigade Commander and the Commissioner of Police, who visited the scene as soon as they were informed about the incident. The commissioner said the Brigade Commander has ordered the arrest of the soldiers. Security Sources in Bauchi confirmed the incident, adding that they have commenced investigation.
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