The Nigerian Army has revealed that the acting Commanding Officer of 196 Battalion, Major MS Samaila, in Dundubus, Jigawa has been shot dead by armed robbers.
According to a statement released by the Nigerian Army on Tuesday, Samalia was killed at about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday on his way to Kano from Maiduguri with his orderly, Alisu Aliyu.
While the remains of Samalia has been deposited at Shekoni Dutse, Aliyu who survive the gunshot has been receiving medical attention are the Shekoni Specialist Hospital Dutse.
“At about 042330A Jul 21, One Maj MS Samaila, Acting Commanding Officer 196Bn on his way to Kano from Maiduguri with his orderly 20NA/79/4559 LCpl Alisu Aliyu were attacked by Armed Robbers at Dundubus,” the army statement read.
“The officer was shot dead, and his orderly, sustained gunshot wound. The officer’s body has been deposited at Shekoni Dutse. The soldier is receiving medical attention accordingly.”