Police confirm murder of village head in Kano

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The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the heinous murder of Maigari’s village head in Rimin Gado Local Government Area Kano.

Alhaji Dahiru Abbas, 70, was allegedly murdered at his home on Sunday by unidentified gunmen.

SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Police Command, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Sunday.

“On Sunday at about 3:05 a.m, a report was received that suspected kidnappers stormed the residence of Abbas the Village Head of Maigari, Rimin Gado Local Government in an attempt to kidnap him.

“The suspected kidnappers in the process shot the village head on the chest and he was rushed to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital Kano where he died while receiving treatment,” he said.

Haruna-Kiyawa added that efforts have been intensified to arrest the perpetrators as teams of Operation Restore Peace have swung into action.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that late Abbas is the biological father of the Chairman of Rimin Gado Local Government, Munir Dahiru-Maigari. (NAN)

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