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Police confirm killing of three in Jigawa



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The Police Command in Jigawa has confirmed that robbers killed three persons in Birninkudu Local Government Area of the state.

DSP Lawan Shiisu, the Police Public Relations (PPRO), said this in a statement on Wednesday in Dutse.

The PPRO said: “Yesterday (Tuesday), at about 8:00 p.m., information received from Iggi village that three gunmen were sighted on one motorcycle in the Iyayi area of Bauchi State, approaching Iggi village of Birninkudu LGA through Babuwawa village.

“On receipt of the information, the patrol team was mobilised to the area, and all security stakeholders alerted, especially the vigilante.

“At about 10:15 p.m., a distress call received from Warwade axis of Birninkudu that the same gunmen had snatched a motorcycle from an unknown person.”

He said the suspected robbers allegedly fired many shots at an oncoming vehicle carrying four passengers.

Shiisu said the armed robbers shot dead the driver, one Hassan Garba, and two passengers, identified as Shehu Saidu and Garba Maiwake.

He said the corpses had been deposited at the morgue, Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Birninkudu, adding that the command had increased patrols to arrest the fleeing suspects.






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