Gunmen snatch Governor Lamido’s vehicle in Jigawa


Unidentified gunmen have snatched one of the official vehicles belonging to Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido.

This is in spite of the introduction of Tactical Operation Checkpoint by the Jigawa state police command to check the incessant robbery,

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdu Jinjiri who confirmed the incident, said Jigawa state police command received the news of a staff vehicle belonging to government house, “at exactly 9pm a Toyata Land cruiser V8 driven by one Auwalu Mohammed was snatched at gunpoint by unidentified robbers.

The command according to the spokesman has drafted its men across the state to track the stolen vehicle, while the driver, Auwalu Mohammed has been arrested and been interrogated by the state criminal investigation department (CID).

Cases of vehicles robbery has become order of the day in Jigawa state as people from neighboring states and countries bombards the state capital, Dutse and steal vehicles especially those belonging to government and civil servants working in the state civil service and other private individual.

Meanwhile, DSP Abdu Jinjiri debunked a romour in speculation that the command has ordered for the closure of all viewing centers across the state, saying police authority has no such jurisdiction. “The law has not guarantee the police to make such move, is beyond our control”.

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