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Jigawa Police Warn Against Jungle Justice

Residents of Jigawa State have been warned not to take laws into their hands but report cases to security agencies in the state.

The warning came on Friday from the Jigawa State Police Command.

In a statement issued by the Commissioner of Police, Jigawa State Police Command, Effiom Emmanuel Ekot, there won’t be a hiding place for any culprit in the state.

The warning follows a recent mob action at Bodari village in Kazaure Local Government Area of the state.

According to the CP, the police on Friday, at about 2045hrs, received a distress call that a mob action had ensued at Bodari Kazaure Road in Kazaure LGA.

The police boss said police patrol attached to the Kazaure Division were immediately sent to restore peace in the area.

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According to him, “On arrival of our men, one Lawal Hisba of Badori village, Kazure LGA complained that two unknown persons allegedly used a stick and attacked his son, Safiyanu Alhassan, of the same address and snatched his motorcycle, as a result, he sustained injuries on his head.”

“As a result, one of the suspects, Adamu Mohammed of Kayar Makama village, Kunchi LGA of Kano State, was attacked by members of the public, and the said motorcycle was recovered from him.”

He said the suspect was rescued by police and taken to General Hospital Kazaure for medical treatment.

CP Effiom said upon investigation, the suspect admitted to the commission of the offense together with Harisu Dandi, who narrowly escaped.

He said the effort to arrest him is intensifying.

Recall that a gang of armed robbers nearly escaped death at the hands of angry community members of Tage village in Kafin Hausa Local Government Area, Jigawa State.

The CP, therefore, called on the good people of Jigawa State to avoid taking laws into their own hands, and instead channel their complaints to the nearest Police station or any security outfit for prompt action.

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