The Nation (Nigeria)

Army major, private killed in Jigawa

- From Ahmed Rufa’i, Dutse

POLICE in Jigawa have announced the arrest of an alleged armed robber whose syndicate was reportedly terrorisii­ng commuters on Kanothe Maiduguri Road.

Spokesman Lawan Shiisu Adamu in a statement yesterday said, ”Based on intelligen­ce, the command succeeded in arresting one Haruna Hassan of Dindibis Dadin kowa village Dutse LGA who is a member of a gang of criminals terrorisin­g motorists between Shuwar to Gaya in Jigawa and Kano State along the Kanomaidug­uri Road.

“The suspect made a confession­al statement that he took part in several robberies along Kano-maiduguri Expressway”.

Adamu also said an Army major and a private were shot dead on the road on July 4, adding that the military men “were travelling from Maiduguri, Borno to Kaduna State”.

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