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Gunmen Kill Police Officers, Abduct Son-In-Law Of Popular Jigawa Contractor



Jigawa State Police Com­mand on Monday confirmed the killings of two of its personnel in Taura Local Government Area while a son-in-law to a popular Jiga­wa Government contractor, Haruna Maifata was also ab­ducted.

The incident occurred at Kwalam, one of the popu­lous communities in Taura LGA, where the contractor lives.

The kidnappers abducted Ma’aru Abubakar, the son-in-law to the contractor.

The Police spokesperson in Jigawa, Lawan Adam, confirmed the incident to journalists, assuring ef­forts are being intensified by the police to effect the arrest of the fleeing sus­pects.

He identified the de­ceased officers as ASP Anas Usaini, a superintendent of police and Sunusi Alhassan, an inspector.

He said the officers were shot dead close to an impro­vised patrol vehicle which was set ablaze by the gun­men.

Residents said the gun­men invaded their prime target’s residence after at­tacking a security forma­tion and went into the town unchallenged.

Residents said the lat­est incident occurred less than three months after, where one Kabiru Taura, a businessman, was also kidnapped and freed after, he reportedly paid over N20 million ransom.

Residents feared that the security situation may de­teriorate in Jigawa state, a relatively peaceful state in the troubled Northwest re­gion, if the needed attention is not put in place.

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