Gunmen yesterday attacked the Giade Divisional Police Station in Bauchi State with explosives, damaging parts of the station building before breaking into the cell to free a suspect.

Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, DSP Haruna Mohammed, gave the name of the freed suspect as Illiyasu, a native of Jigawa State.

Haruna, who promised to give more details on the freed suspect, said the gunmen were suspected cattle rustlers.

He urged members of the public to volunteer useful information that could lead to the arrest of the gunmen.

Meanwhile, the Bauchi State Police Command is trying to unravel the identity of an unidentified corpse.

The corpse was discovered by residents of Gubi village along Gubi Dam, in the outskirt of Bauchi metropolis

A villager said the decomposing corpse was found in the early hours of yesterday by the side of the dam with bullet holes in his chest.

Checks by Daily Sun revealed that the unidentified person, said to be in his 50s, might have been killed by gunmen.

Confirming the incident, DSP Haruna said the victim sustained bullet wounds in some parts of his body.

According to him, a locally made metal pistol was found in one of the pockets of the deceased.

Haruna said: “No arrest has been made at the moment and investigation is still ongoing to unravel the mystery behind the death of the victim.”