Police confirm killing of area commander by bandits in Katsina


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.

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

He also said that another policeman died in the incident.

“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.

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

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

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

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

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


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