Operatives of the Jigawa State Police Command has on Thursday, said suspected armed robbers shot dead one person and injured several others in Garin Maidawa village of Dutse Local Government Area of the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Bala Zama, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Dutse, said the suspected robbers stormed the village at about 3 a.m. on Thursday.
They went in there knowing fully that the police cannot be everywhere at the same time and because the hoodlums are also aware that the place is a very remote area.
“We don’t even have a police station in the area; they seized this opportunity to attack the area.
“They went and attacked the house of one prominent son of the area and wounded about five others,” Zama said.
Zama said though no arrest was made but that a team from the state’s Special Anti Robbery Squad (SSARS)had been deployed to the area.
A resident of the area, Malam Shamuddin Usaini, told newsmen at Rasheed Shekoni Teaching Hospital that the hoodlums operated for about 40 minutes, shooting at everyone in sight.
‘I think they came for a specific target because they went directly to the house of Alhaji Liman, who is cattle dealer.
“They came in at about 2:30a.m. We saw about 10 of them on foot carrying guns and sticks.
“They didn’t ask for anything, but they shot at everyone that came out to assist. In fact, if they saw the sign of torch light they shot at its direction.
“We’ve never witnessed this before; apart from local cattle rustlers,” Usaini said.