One killed, another injured over football match in Jigawa


One person has been killed and another injured in a clash that erupted between youths of two communities in Dutse Local Government area of Jigawa State.

Spokesman of the police command, SP Abdu Jinjiri confirmed the incident to Newspot in Dutse.

He said the incident occurred on Saturday September 5, 2020 around 7:00 p.m.

Jinjiri explained that the clash started as a result of little misunderstanding over football match played between villages of Kawaye and Gurungu in Dutse Local Government area.

He said as a result, a 30-year-old Abdulmumin Yusuf of Kawaye village was beaten and stabbed to death with a horn, while a 40-year-old Malam Ubale of Gurungu village was seriously injured.

The police spokesman said officers of the safer highways patrol team rushed to the scene and the corpse was taken to general hospital, and was confirmed dead, while the injured person was admitted.

No arrest was made at the time of this report but efforts are in pipeline to arrest those involved in the clash.


Jinjiri said the case was transfered to the Criminal Investigation Department.

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