Gunmen on Monday killed a police officer who was trying to rescue some kidnapped victims in Bosuwa village, Maigatari Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the State, SP, Abdu Jinjiri confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Tuesday.
He explained that hoodlums abducted a 70-year-old Ali Dankoli and a 25-year-old Zainab Isah who is the daughter of former Local Government chairman, Maigatari Local Government 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.