August 12, 2022

Bandits attack Immigration officers, kill one in Jigawa

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DUTSE—One person was killed and two others injured when bandits attacked Immigration officers in Birniwa Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The Comptroller of the Nigerian Immigration Service in the state, Ismail Aliyu, who disclosed this in Dutse, claimed that the bandits ambushed the officers during a patrol along the Galadi-Birniwa axis, noting that the attack took place Tuesday night.

According to him, the bandits, numbering about five, arrived at the patrol base on two motorbikes and started attacking the cops.

“One was carrying three persons and the other one was carrying two and immediately on arrival, they opened fire on the Immigration officers on patrol, which resulted in the death of one of the staff named Abdullahi Mohammed (CIA) and two others sustained bullet injuries,” Aliyu said.

He identified the injured officers as Abba Musa Kiyawa and Zubairu Garba, adding that three others, however, managed to flee the attack.

The gunmen were said to have fled into the bush after exchanging gunfire, leaving their motorcycles and phones behind.

The two injured officers are responding to treatment in a medical facility in Jigawa State.

The comptroller stated that the Command will submit the recovered handsets and motorcycles to the police for additional investigation.