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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Haruna Abubakar Bebeji

The Network for Human Rights, Jigawa State Chapter, has issued a five-day ultimatum to the state government, the Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC to bring to justice the civil defense officer who shot dead one Hussaini Hassan Andaza.

A civil defense officer has last Friday killed a bystander and injuring a police sergeant in Dutse when the personnel of Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, had a clash with members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW.

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The incidence occurred following the arrival of NSCDC personnel as a reinforcement to one of the warring factions.

Consequently, the rights group gave during a press conference in Dutse, by its State Coordinator, Muhammad Musba’u Basirka, said for the sake of justice and fairness; the culprit must be investigated and prosecuted.

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Mr Basirka, a comrade, said the group will continue to mobilize its members to demand justice and called on all stakeholders in the matter to avoid sweeping the issue under the carpet.

Members of the group later raised placards with inscription “nobody is above the law”, “justice must be done” and “we stand with Hussaini Hassan Andaza” at the press conference.

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