8 Injured As Gunmen Attack Jigawa Communities

By Abubakar Umar Mahmud

The Jigawa Police Command has confirmed suspected herders attacks on four communities in Birninkudu, Dutse and Kiyawa Local Government Areas of the state.

In a statement issued by the command’s Public Relation Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police Lawal Adams, said eight people were injured in the attacks and have been hospitalised at the Dutse General Hospital in Dutse, the State Capital.

The Jigawa State Police Commissioner, Ahmed T. Abdullahi, alongside Squadron Commander thirty five Police mobile Force Dutse, Area Commander Dutse, and Divisional Police Officers of Dutse and Kiyawa Divisions visited four affected villages of Kalai, Waza, Baranda and Katanga in Dutse, Kiyawa and Birnin Kudu Local Government Areas over the recent hostilities between farmers and herders, where scores of people were injured and farmlands destroyed.

The statement added that the Commissioner of Police had a meeting with the herders and farmers on the need for synergy, tolerance, and mutual understanding and also on the need to avoid taking laws into their own hands.

The Commissioner had also interacted with the major stakeholders of both herders and farmers on the need for collaboration, synergy, tolerance, and understanding of each other and also on the need to avoid taking laws into their own hands and to report any wrongdoing of mischief, encroachment of cattle route and others offences to the nearest Police Station or other security agencies for immediate action.

This came barely one week after a grand ceremony was held at Kabak village in Kirikasamma local government area by the Jigawa State Government to celebrate the peaceful return and confidence between herdsmen and farmers in the State.

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