The Garrison Commander of 33 Artillery Brigade Command, Colonel Mohammed Barack, have been killed by suspected bandits on the Magama Gumau road in Bauchi.
One of the official of the brigade command who craved anonymity confirmed the development saying the incident occurred on Sunday night while the victim was returning to Bauchi from Kaduna.
His power bike was said to have developed a fault, forcing him to stop on the road.
The attack is believed to have been carried out by bandits, although investigation surrounding the circumstances of his death is said to be underway.
Efforts to get the the Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, to respond on the incident was not successful as he declined comment.
But our source said that a military delegation from Bauchi has been sent to Kano for the funeral.