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Robbers kill Army major, injure private in Jigawa


The Jigawa State Police Command said a major in the Nigerian Army has been shot dead in an armed robbery incident, while a private is currently receiving treatment.

The command’s spokesman, ASP Lawan Shisu Adam, who confirmed the incident in a statement, yesterday, said it occurred at 9pm on Sunday, July 4 at Dumdubus village in Dutse Local Government Area.

According to Lawan, the two officers were travelling from Maiduguri, Borno State to Kaduna, adding that efforts were on to arrest the fleeing suspects.

“Informatio­n was received at about 2100hrs on July 4 that the road from Maiduguri to Kano expressway was blocked by armed robbers at Dumdubus village, Fanisau Division Dutse LGA.

“Police patrol team moved to the scene about 40 meters after Dumdubus village. Before the arrival of the police patrol team the robbers had escaped into the bush.

“One PTE Harisu Aliyu was wounded on his neck and shoulder while Major M. S. Isma’il was shot and dead. (sic).

“Both were army officers moving from Maiduguri to Kaduna with vehicle No. BWR 105 BX. Effort is on motion to arrest the fleeing suspects.”

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