Gunmen have killed the garrison commander 33 Artillery Brigade Command, Colonel Mohammed Barack along Magama Gumau road in Bauchi.
A top officer of the brigade command who craved anonymity confirmed the development to NewsCastars.com.
According to him, the incident occurred on Sunday night when the victim’s power bike developed a fault while returning to Bauchi from Kaduna.
The attack is believed to have been carried out by bandits, although investigation surrounding the circumstances of his death is still underway.
The Director Public Relations Officer of the command has however declined to make any comment concerning the attack.
A military delegation from Bauchi is already on their way to Kano for the funeral.
Meanwhile, there is calm in Bauchi State following the incident.