A major in the Nigerian Army has been shot dead in an armed robbery incident in Jigawa .

Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Lawan Shisu Adam said an army private was also killed in the incident which occurred at Dumdubus village in Dutse Local Government Area of the state around 9pm on Sunday July 5.

The two were travelling from , Borno State to Kaduna at the time of the incident.

Adam said:-

“Information was received at about 2100hrs on July 4 that the road from Maiduguri to Kano expressway was blocked by armed robbers at Dumdubus village, Fanisau Division Dutse LGA.

“Police patrol team moved to the scene about 40 meters after Dumdubus village. Before the arrival of the police patrol team the robbers had escaped into the bush.

“One PTE Harisu Aliyu was wounded on his neck and shoulder while Major M. S. Isma’il was shot and dead. (sic).

“Both were army officers moving from Maiduguri to Kaduna with vehicle No. BWR 105 BX. Effort is on motion to arrest the fleeing suspects.”

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