The Nation (Nigeria)
Army major, private killed in Jigawa
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”.