The governor also confirmed that five persons were killed
The Acting Governor of Jigawa state, Ahmed Gumel, said Sunday’s attack on Ringim Town was the work of armed robbers, not insurgents.
Mr. Gumel who is also the deputy to Sule Lamido, the state governor, also confirmed that five persons were killed during the attack.
In an interview with the Hausa Service of the Voice of America, VOA, Mr. Gumel said, “The attackers shot sporadically into the air to scare away the people after which they set off an explosive device beneath an armoured car parked in front of the residence of the former Police IG, Hafiz Ringim. They also shot two policemen guarding the house and two other civilians,” said.
He added that the attackers then went on to vandalise a branch of Unity Bank.
Mr. Gumel said that Sunday’s attack is similar to the one carried out in Gwaram Town, which turned out to be the work of armed robbers.
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