Bandits Kill Assistant Commissioner Of Police in Kastina.


The Nigeria Police, Katsina State Command today lost two gallant officers in a gun duel with terrorists who ambushed a counter-terrorism team in Zakka forest, Safana LGA of the state. The team led by the late Area Commander of Dutsinma, ACP Aminu Umar were on a clearance operation in the forest,

According to one of the reports, the late Aminu, on Monday, led a police team to Kurfi where they killed one of the bandits’ commander.

Angered by the death of their commander, the assailants turned out en masse on Tuesday and laid an ambush in order to exert revenge for their master.

The late ACP had led war against the bandits on several occasions leading to the death and arrest of many of the hoodlums.

SP Gambo Isah, Kastina Police spokesman confirmed it in a press statement announcing the unfortunate incident, ‘Today 06/07/2022 at about 1130hrs, a distress call was received that terrorists numbering over three hundred (300), on motorcycles, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles and General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), ambushed ACP Aminu Umar, Area Commander, Dutsinma and team, while on clearance operation of recalcitrant bandits/terrorists, in Zakka forest, Safana LGA of Katsina state.’

Unknowingly, the late Dutsinma Area Commander while leading his team on their usual clearance operation of the terrorrists were ambushed and overpowered by the hoodlums in a fierce gun encounter that eventually led to his death and that of another officer.

‘Consequently, the Area Commander and one other gallantly lost their lives during a cross exchange of gun fire’, the Commissioner of Police, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda, psc +, fdc mourned.

Extending his condolences to the family, CP Dauda shared: ‘On behalf of the officers and men of the Command expresses his deep sympathy to the family of the deceased and pray to almighty Allah to repose their souls in Jannatul Firdaus’

The CP, however, reaffirmed the Nigeria Police Force’s commitment to the ongoing onslaught against terrorism in the state until it is completely routed out.

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