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Amid Attack on Buhari’s Convoy, Bandits Gun Down Assistant Police Commissioner in Katsina – Legit.ng

  • Daredevil bandits shot and killed Deputy Police Commissioner (ACP) Aminu Umar in Katsina State
  • The late ACP Umar and his team members were killed during a Clearing operation in the Zakka forest in the administrative region of Safana in the north-west of the state ambushed a fight with more than 300 bandits

Katsina state – Aminu Umar, a deputy police commissioner, was shot and killed by bandits in Katsina state.

The deceased and his team members were reportedly killed Tuesday during a clearance operation in Zakka -Forest raided, Safana Local Government Area in Katsina State. June 5.

Up until his death, Umar was the Area Commander of Police (ACP) in Dutsinma.

< i >Daily Trust quoted sources within the Zakka community that police and bandits clashed in a village called Yauni in the Zakka district of Safana.

“Our vigilantes here told us that a combined team of police and vigilantes from Kurfi will travel to Yauni village to confront bandits and they joined the team.”

“Later we heard that there was a fatal clash and some police officers and some vigilantes were shot dead by the bandits.

“However, about seven military vehicles have been providing reinforcements in the area; we later saw some police vehicles transporting some bodies but I couldn’t identify the bodies because I wasn’t near them,” a source was quoted as saying.

Police confirm death of ACP Umar

SP Gambo Isah, police spokesman in Katsina, commented on the incident and said Umar died in a police fight with over 300 bandits.

He said one other person died in the incident, but he did not reveal the identity of the other victim.

His words:

” At around 11:30 today, an emergency call was received that over 300 terrorists on motorcycles, firing sporadically with AK-47 rifles and general-purpose machine guns (GPMGs), ambushed ACP Aminu Umar, Area Commander, Dutsinma and his team while they cleared unruly bandits /terrorists, in Zakka Forest, Safana LGA, Katsina State.

“Consequently The area commander and another bravely lost their lives during a mutual exchange of fire.

“The Police Commissioner, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda, ​​expresses his deepest sympathy on behalf of the officers and men in command of the family of the deceased and pray for them Almighty Allah to calm their souls in Jannatul Firdausi. It reiterates the commitment of the Nigerian Police to the ongoing assault on terrorism in the state until it is fully crushed please.”

Panic as bandits attack President Buhari’s convoy in Katsina

< p class="align-left"> According to Presidential Spokesman Garba Shehu, Nigeria’s number one citizen was not in the convoy at the time of the attack, but security forces and an advance team heading to Daura, Buhari’s hometown, ahead of Sallah were identified attacked nearby Dutsinma in Katsina.

He said the attack was repelled by “brave presidential guards”, adding that two people were injured.

Source: Legit.ng