A 58-year-old man, whose name was not revealed, have been shot by suspected armed robbers at his home at Godiya Miyetti in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State. 

The Police Command in the State confirmed the incident on Saturday.

The spokesman for the Police Command in the state, Abdu Jinjiri, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse that the incident occurred on Thursday at about 7:05 p.m. at the residence of the victim.

According to him, the suspects allegedly trailed the victim to his residence and attempted to rob him.

"It was when the victim noticed the suspects’ presence in his house and shouted that he was shot in the belly and they ran away.

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"The police were informed and took action immediately by visiting the scene and rushed the victim to hospital for medical attention and he is responding to treatment," he said.

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According to Jinjiri, investigation has begun to fish out and arrest the fleeing perpetrators of the attack.

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