One Killed As Hoodlums Attack Customs Patrol Vehicle In Jigawa

Channels Television  
Updated October 27, 2020
A file photo of a Jigawa map.
A file photo of a Jigawa map.


The Police in Jigawa has confirmed the death of a customs Officer after hoodlums attacked their patrol vehicle in the Ringim Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Spokesman in the state, SP Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Monday.

Jinjiri said the hoodlums allegedly attacked the officers while on routine patrol at Kyarama village on Oct. 25.

“On Oct. 25, the police in Ringim LGA, received a report that some Customs officers while on patrol at Kyarama village were attacked by armed hoodlums, while one of the officers was shot dead and the other critically injured.

“It was also suspected that two of the officers’ service rifles were carted away by the hoodlums,” Jinjiri said.

According to him, the police are making effort to trace and apprehend the suspects, while an investigation into the incident was ongoing.