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Police confirm killing of area commander by bandits in Katsina



 Police confirm killing of area commander by bandits in Katsina
Police confirm killing of area commander by bandits in Katsina

1 Police Command in Katsina has confirmed the death of ACP Aminu Umar, the Area Commander in Dutsinma in an ambush by bandits in Safana Local Government of the state.


2 The spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Tuesday in Katsina.


3 He also said that another policeman died in the incident. 


4 Today, July, 5, 2022, at about 11:30 a.m, a distress call was received that terrorists numbering over 300 on motorcycles, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles and General Purpose Machine Guns, ambushed ACP Umar and his team.

5 “The late Area Commander with members of his team were on clearance operation of recalcitrant , in Zakka forest, Safana LGA of the state. 

6 “Consequently, the Area Commander and one other, gallantly lost their lives during a cross exchange of gun fire,” he added. 

7 Isah said that the Commissioner of Police, Idrisu Dabban-Dauda had expressed deep sympathy to the family of the deceased officers. 

8 He also prayed God to grant the deceased abode in Jannatul Firdausi.

9 The commissioner reaffirmed the commitment of the police to the ongoing onslaught against terrorism in the state “until it is completely routed out.”



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