Suspected bandits have allegedly killed a 32-year-old man in Hajedia Local Government Area of Jigawa.
The spokesman of the Jigawa Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), SC Adamu Shehu, confirmed it in Dutse yesterday.
Shehu said the deceased, Yahaya Chu, a resident of Unguwar Walawa, was hacked by the suspects on Monday at about 2:45 a.m., at his residence.
He said the bandits, suspected to be motorcycle thieves, allegedly killed the victim when he attempted to stop them from stealing his motorcycle.
‘‘According to the deceased’s wife, she and her late husband heard the sound of keys in their premises as if someone was in the house.
‘‘When her late husband came out of the room to find out what was happening, she said he saw two men pushing his motorcycle toward the exit door. The wife said the late husband took a cutlass and followed them in order to stop them from stealing the motorcycle. According to her, the next thing she heard was his shouting.
‘‘It was then she called for help from neighbours but he was found on ground with cuts on his neck. However, the suspects escaped the scene and are still at large,’’ he said.
The spokesman added that the deceased died before he was taken to hospital.
Also, the police spokesman in the state, SP Abdu Jinjiri confirmed the incident, saying the suspects killed the man, however, without taking any of his belongings.
Jinjiri said a knife suspected to have been used by the bandits was found with blood stains at the scene of the crime.
He said the police had commenced investigation with a view to arresting the fleeing suspects. (NAN)