Two police officers have been confirmed dead and another abducted after unknown gunmen attacked Kwalam village in Taura Local Government Area of Jigawa State over the weekend.
Confirming this to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, Lawal Shisu, explained that the incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday January 23, adding that the assailants set one of the improvised police vehicles ablaze.
“Upon receipt of the report, we mobilised a team of policemen and headed to the scene and upon arrival, we engaged them in a gun duel and they fled away.
ASP Anas Usaini and Insp. Sunusi Alasan were dead close to an improvised patrol vehicle which was set ablaze.” Shisu said
Preliminary investigation, he stated, showed that the hoodlums invaded the residence of a 60-year-old man identified as Alhaji Ma’aru Abubakar in Kwalam town, and abducted him.
The command’s spokesman, however, assured residents that the police were intensifying efforts to arrest the attackers and bring them to justice.