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.
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.”