Bandits Attack Immigration Officials At Checkpoint, Kill One

Bandits Attack Immigration Officials At Checkpoint, Kill One

Nigeria Immigration Service has confirmed that bandits attacked immigration officers in Birniwa Local Government Area of Jigawa State, killed one and injured two others.

The Comptroller of the Nigerian Immigration Service in the state, ACG Ismail Abba Aliyu, said at a news conference on Wednesday, in Dutse, that the bandits ambushed the officers along the Galadi-Birniwa axis.

He said the attack took place on Tuesday night.

According to him, the bandits arrived at the patrol base on two motorbikes and attacked the cops.

He said, “One was carrying three people and the other one was carrying two people and immediately on arrival, they opened fire on the Immigration officers on patrol, which resulted in the death of one of the staff named Abdullahi Mohammed (CIA) and two others sustained bullet injuries,” Aliyu said.

He identified the injured officers as Abba Musa Kiyawa and Zubairu Garba , adding that three others, however, managed to flee the attack.

The gunmen were said to have fled into the bush after exchanging gunfire, leaving their motorcycles and phones behind.

The two injured officers are responding to treatment in a medical facility in Jigawa State.

The comptroller stated that the Command will submit the recovered handsets and motorcycles to the police for additional investigation.

He also called on  residents of the state to assist law enforcement agencies by providing useful information.