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Gunmen Kill Police Officer Who Went To Rescue Hostages In Jigawa

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A police officer who was trying to rescue hostages in Bosuwa village in Maigatari Local Government Area of ​​Jigawa State was shot dead by kidnappers on Monday.

State police spokesman SP Abdu Jinjiri confirmed the incident to Channels TV on Tuesday.

He said the suspects abducted 70-year-old Ali Dankoli and Zainab Isah, the daughter of former Maigatari Local Government Area chairman Isa Zakari Bosuwa.

“The Police in Maigatari LGA received a distress call that some hoodlums numbering about nine with dangerous weapons stormed a village called Bosuwa in Maigatari LGA and took away one Alh. Ali Dankoli 70yrs old and Zainab Isah 25yrs old, members of different families both of Bosuwa village.

“In this regard, the Police rushed to the scene, blocked all the entries and exits of the village, and gave the hoodlums a hot chase. In trying to escape, the hoodlums opened fire on the policemen trying to rescue the captives safely. As a result, one policeman was shot dead”, he added.

In a separate development,  the Enugu State Police Commissioner Ahmad AbdurRahman has said they are looking for 12 people who escaped from the state’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) cell on Sunday.

He said 17 had fled but five of them had been rearrested and ordered an investigation into the incident and the arrest of the others.

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