Man Allegedly Stabs Wife To Death In Jigawa

A file photo of a Jigawa map.
A file photo of a Jigawa map.


A man has allegedly stabbed his wife to death in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The spokesperson for the State Police Command, Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed this to Channels Television on Tuesday.

He explained that the suspect, Adamu Hassan, stabbed the victim, Hauwa Sani, eight times with a knife, adding that the victim later died following the brutal attack.

According to the police spokesman, preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect acted based on the influence of drugs as he has been addicted to substance abuse for long.

READ ALSO: Ikokwu Four: Police Dismiss Indicted Officers, Arraign Them In Court

Jinjiri explained that the police received the shocking report on July 3 and rushed to the scene.

Although the victim was taken to the hospital, she was however certified dead.

The police authorities noted that the suspect who fled the scene of the crime was however arrested.

“To this end, the police pursued the suspect on the run and arrested him. It was confirmed that the suspect and the deceased have two children and they have been in marriage for the past eight years,” he said.

Meanwhile, the victim has been buried by her relatives in conjunction with Islamic rite.

Jigawa Says It Is Left With One Active COVID-19 Case, Opens Border To Kano, Bauchi

A file photo of Jigawa Governor, Badaru Abubakar giving an update on the alleged rape of a minor during a press conference in Dutse, the State capital on June 3, 2020.


The Jigawa state government on Saturday said it now has only one active COVID-19 case in its isolation centres after 316 other patients recovered.

Governor Badaru Abubakar confirmed this in a press briefing at the State House in Dutse, the state capital.

Abubakar also said his government was suspending the border closure with the neigbouring states of Kano, Bauchi, Katsina and Yobe.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Jigawa had reported a total of 317 cases of the novel coronavirus with six casualties, as of Friday evening.

“Fellow citizens of Jigawa state, I am pleased to inform you that our COVID-19 response strategy is continuously yielding results,” the Governor said.

He also announced the temporary closure of the isolation centre at Banuso “pending the time we get new COVID-19 patients above the capacity of our main isolation centre.”


COVID-19: NCDC Accredits Jigawa Lab To Commence Testing

Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has accredited a laboratory for the testing of COVID-19 with 180 capacity.

The state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Abba Aakari confirmed this to journalists in a press briefing in Dutse, the state capital.

According to him, the state will no longer send samples to other state for testing from now on.

He also explained that the state has so far recorded 309 cases with only 35 left at the isolation centre.

On recovery of the COVID-19 patients, the Commissioner noted that 223 people have recovered and discharged while the remaining are receiving treatment at home.

Jigawa Discharges 222 COVID-19 Patients

Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar


The Jigawa State Government has discharged 222 COVID-19 patients in the state.

Governor Badaru Abubakar disclosed this on Monday during a press briefing in Dutse, the state capital.

Abubakar noted that the state government released the 222 out of 283 patients because they have recovered from the coronavirus disease.

The governor also revealed that his administration lifted all lockdowns and ban on weekly markets in the state.

According to him, 120 almajirai are among those discharged, thus leaving only two patients in the isolation centre.

Governor Abubakar believes the success recorded was as a result of government efforts in ramping up testing capacity and increase in surveillance.

COVID-19: Jigawa Discharges 1,322 Almajirai From Isolation

File photo of Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar.


The Jigawa State Government has discharged 1,322 out of 1345 Almajirai repatriated from different northern states from the isolation centre.

Governor Badaru Abubakar disclosed this on Thursday during a press briefing in Dutse, the state capital.

According to him, the remaining 23 are part of the 122 that tested positive for the virus but are yet to recover.

READ ALSO: Nasarawa Records Four More COVID-19 Deaths

“We received 1,345 Almajirai from different states. We isolated them and took good care of them. Now we only have 23 left with us that are still receiving treatment in our COVID 19 isolation centre.

“We intend to enrol all of them in school to learn western education and also we will employ the services of Quranin teachers so that they will not have to leave their homes,” he said.

The governor explained that the state government plans to enrol them in conventional schools in their various communities.

Alleged Rape: Jigawa Govt Vows To Prosecute 11 Suspects

Jigawa Governor, Badaru Abubakar gives an update on the alleged rape of a minor during a press conference in Dutse, the State capital on June 3, 2020.


The Jigawa State Government has vowed to prosecute all the 11 suspects involved in the alleged rape of a 12-year-old minor.

Speaking during a press conference on Wednesday in Dutse, the state capital, Governor Badaru Abubakar said his administration will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that justice is served.

“My Attorney General is always the lead counsel in prosecuting rape charges. In this case, he is actively aware, the police are aware.

“We will leave no stone unturned until we bring those people to justice. It is bad and it is bad,” the governor said.

READ ALSO: #JusticeForUwa: IGP Directs Force-CID To Take Over Investigations

Governor Abubakar explained that information at his disposal revealed that the minor was not gang-raped, stressing that she rather had intercourse with different people at different times.

“I was made to understand that it was not gang rape at the same time. It was an incident of sexual intercourse with a minor at different times with different people.

“It was not like they raped her at once, 12 or 14 people. No, I think she has been going around different people who are molesting and taking advantage of under-aged (girls),” he said.

Police Arrest 11 Suspects For Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

A file photo of a Jigawa map.
A file photo of a Jigawa map.


Police authorities in Jigawa State have arrested eleven men for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.

The spokesperson of the State police command, Abdu Jinjiri, who confirmed the incident said it occurred at Limawa Quarters in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The suspects were arrested after the 12-year-old narrated that they raped her on different occasions.

Jinjiri explained that the arrest was made after the police in the area received a complaint that one 57-year-old man was seen at Limawa market trying to lure the 12-year-old girl to have intercourse with her.

“A case of rape is being investigated at State CID in Dutse. A complaint was received by the Police that one Alhaji Zuwai 57yrs old of Ma’ai village, Dutse LGA was seen at Limawa market trying to lure one Farshina Ibrahim ‘F’ 12yrs old of the same address so as to have intercourse with her.

“In the course of interrogation, the girl opened up and mentioned eleven persons who had intercourse with her severally on different occasions,” Jinjiri revealed in a press statement released on Sunday.

The police spokesperson said most of the suspects confessed to the crime and investigation is currently ongoing.

Jigawa Doctor Dies Of COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: A health worker helps his colleague with his PPE during a community testing as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV


The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Jigawa State on Sunday confirmed the death of one of its members, Nasir Adam, from coronavirus complications.

Adam was aged 36 and died at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Birninkudu after battling with acute respiratory disease later discovered to be from the virus.

READ ALSO: 22 Recovered COVID-19 Patients Discharged In Jigawa

The NMA Chairman in Jigawa State, Nura Basirka confirmed this incident to Channels Television.

“Until his death, Mr Adam was the Medical Officer in the Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State, Mr Basirka said.

Adam was born in Jos, Plateau State capital, in 1984. He attended primary and secondary school in Jos. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria in 2012. He did horsemanship in the Federal Medical Center.

Jigawa State on Saturday discharged 22 COVID-19 patients after recovery and testing negative twice for the virus.

The Commissioner of Health Dr Abba Zakari, who confirmed this to newsmen in Dutse, the state capital said the recovered patients have now been discharged from the isolation centre.

Gunmen Kidnap Businessman In Jigawa

A file photo of a Jigawa map.
A file photo of a Jigawa map.


Gunmen on Saturday kidnapped a famous businessman, Yusuf Maifata, at his home in Sankara community, Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State northwest Nigeria.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sp Audu Jinjiri, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

According to residents of the area, the gunmen stormed the community around 1:47 a.m wielding arms and shooting sporadically, before abducting Mr Maifata.

“The victim has been battling with deteriorating health conditions for quite a while, but he was later discharged from hospital on Thursday and recuperating at home when the unfortunate incident happened,” a family member told Channels Television.

The source also confirmed that the abductors have contacted them and have demanded N40 million as ransom.

According to the source, the abductors also asked about the kind of food the victim normally eats and also the medication he is placed on.

“He was whisked away unconscious because he was traumatized with the several gunshots fired at the main gate of his house before the gunmen gained entrance and abducted him while on his sickbed” the source added.

Jinjiri has, however, assured the family that the police is trailing the kidnappers and would do its best to rescue the 75-year-old victim.

Jigawa Records 51 New COVID-19 Cases, One Fatality

BREAKING: Jigawa Deputy Governor Wins Senatorial Seat


Jigawa has recorded 51 new cases of COVID-19 and one fatality.

The latest information brings the total number of confirmed cases in Jigawa to 169, and three deaths recorded so far.

The Commissioner of Health, Dr Abba Zakari confirmed this to Channels Television, at the NYSC orientation camp in Kiyawa.

According to him, 31 of the cases are almajirai that were repatriated from Kano state, which accounts for 56 percent of the total log of cases recorded in the state.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner says testing will soon start in Jigawa, as they have already procured the equipment and have decided to use the Dutse General hospital’s laboratory for testing.

Six-Year-Old Girl Recovers From COVID-19 In Jigawa

FILE PHOTO: Two health workers collecting the samples of some of the Almajiris isolated at the NYSC camp in Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State.


A six-year-old girl and her father who was the index case of COVID-19 in Kazaure, Jigawa State have both recovered from COVID-19 in Jigawa State.

The girl was said to have contracted the virus after having contact with her father a businessman who returned from Enugu to Jigawa.

The State Commissioner of Health, Dr Abba Zakari confirmed this to Channels Television on Wednesday.

He added that five other patients have fully recovered in the state and are discharged from the isolation centre after treatment in Dutse, the state capital.

READ ALSO: Six-Year-Old Girl Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Jigawa

Dr Zakari said further that 20 other patients have tested negative for the virus but they would only be sure of their recovery when they test negative for the second time.

When asked the treatment they administered to the COVID-19 patients in the state, the commissioner said hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin are used for the treatment and they have proven to be working as most of the patients are responding positively.

Jigawa has recorded 118 cases of COVID-19 with two fatalities. 63 of the cases are Almajirai that were repatriated from Kano State.

16 Almajiri Children Test Positive For COVID-19 In Jigawa

A health worker takes a boy’s sample for COVID-19 test at the isolation centre in Jigawa State.



The Jigawa State government has received the results of 45 samples of Almajiri children tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The State Commissioner of Health, Dr Abba Zakari, disclosed this to reporters on Thursday at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp where the children were being isolated.

He revealed that the results of 16 samples returned positive while that of the remaining children came out negative.

Zakari explained that the 45 children were among the 607 Almajirai whose samples were collected for testing following their repatriation from Kano State.

He noted that the government was expecting the results of the other 562 also in isolation in Kiyawa Local Government Area of the state.

READ ALSO: Supreme Court Nullifies Orji Uzor Kalu’s Conviction

According to the commissioner, the 29 Almajiri children who tested negative would be allowed to go home and the sum of N10,000 would be given to each of them.

He, however, noted that the other ones who tested positive would remain at the isolation centre until they recover from the disease.

Zakari also informed reporters that the government was expecting another set of 93 Almajiri children from Plateau State.

He stated that just like the ones who returned earlier, they would be isolated and their samples would be collected to determine their COVID-19 status.

“Aside from the 607 Almajirai that were repatriated from Kano, 397 were repatriated from Nasarawa, 69 from Gombe, 38 from Kaduna, and we are now expecting 93 from Plateau State,” the commissioner said.