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Police area commander killed during raid on bandits’ hideout in Katsina forest

Police area commander killed during raid on bandits’ hideout in Katsina forest
July 06
07:00 2022

Aminu Umar, an assistant commissioner of police (ACP) and commander of Dutsinma area in Katsina state, has been killed by gunmen.

Umar was said to have led a raid on the hideout of bandits in a forest in Katsina on Tuesday, when he was killed.

Aside from Umar, another officer was also confirmed dead as a result of the incident.

Isah Gambo, Katsina police spokesman, confirmed the development.

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In a statement issued on the attack, Gambo added that the gunmen ambushed the security operatives.

“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,” the statement reads.

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

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“The Commissioner of Police, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda, psc +, fdc, 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 Firdausi.

“He reaffirms the Nigeria Police Force’s commitment on the ongoing onslaught against terrorism in the state until it is completely routed out, please.”



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