Bandits kill two senior police officers, one wounded in Jigawa

Bandits kill two senior police officers, one wounded in Jigawa

Written by Aliyu Dangida – Dutse

  • Two Crime Departments (DCO) I and II were killed and one police officer was injured in a gunfight with a group of bandits in the village of Kalgo in the local government of Garki in the state of Jigawa.

The incident happened on Friday afternoon shortly after the release of two people abducted by bandits in the village of Bosuwa earlier this week, security reports reached police that the bandits’ hideout was located in the village.

Eyewitness Inuwa Kalgo told Vanguard that a combined team of security operatives arrived in their patrol vehicles when they went to a nearby bush to find the criminals ’hideout. He added that the bandits ambushed the police, and in the exchange of fire, two senior police officers were currently killed and one police officer injured.

The two commissioner officers killed are working at the Maigatari ward headquarters, where they were notified of the incident and were quickly reinforced at the scene but received a premature death, and another injured police officer is currently being treated at Gumel General Hospital.

The village of Kalgo was suspected of being a hideout for bandits, it was the place where the mother of the late member state assembly and the daughter of a former Jigawa speaker were found after their abduction.

Bandits killed divisional police officer Maigatar on his way to Bosuwa last week to rescue abducted victims (Zainab Isah Zakari and another man).

Contacting PPRO Jigawa State Command, SP Abdu Jinjiri confirmed the incident that the bandits killed their two senior police officers in an armed struggle and one injured in the village of Kalgo in Garki State, LGA.

SP Jinjiri explained that he has yet to get all the details about the incident, “I am still waiting for details about the unfortunate incident, but I will get back to you as soon as I get it,” he noted.

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