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The Jigawa state police command has confirmed the arrest of 35-year-old Abdullahi Usman from Niger Republic on charges of armed robbery and killing of a Nigerian in Babura local government.

The Jigawa state’s police spokesperson, SP Abdu Jinjiri said the suspect was among the armed men numbering about nine, who stormed Andau village (within the Nigeria/Niger land border) and robbed people of three motorcycles before killing one Kamisu Idris of the same village.

A police team who arrived the scene after being alerted, engaged in a gun duel with the hoodlums who abandoned the three motorcycles they stole, one AK-47 rifle with nine rounds of ammunition and fled after being overpowered. 

Nigerien armed robber arrested in Jigawa
Nigerien armed robber arrested in Jigawa

A resident of the neighbouring village identified as 30-year-old Sabi’u Magaji, was shot by the suspects in their effort to escape. 

An informant of the gang identified as 25-year-old Salisu Amadu of Dorawa Tara village in Babura LGA of Jigawa state, was arrested two days after Abdullahi Usman was apprehended. 

Jinjiri said; 

“The police rescued one of the suspects by name Abdullahi Usman, 35 years of Niger Republic who was seriously injured, and recovered the second AK47 rifle with eleven rounds of ammunition and a handset suspected to have been robbed.

“Two days later, one Salisu Amadu 25 years of Dorawa Tara village, Babura LGA who was an informant to the gang, was also arrested “

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