Over 300 terrorists ambushed a Police team on a clearance operation of recalcitrant bandits/terrorists in Zakka forest, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State on Tuesday.
Unfortunately, the Area Commander, Dutsinma, ACP Aminu Umar, and one other lost their lives during a cross-exchange of gunfire.
In a statement issued by the State Police Spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah, the Commissioner of Police, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda, commiserates with the families of the deceased Officers.
“ A distress call was received that terrorists numbering over 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. Consequently, the Area Commander and one other gallantly lost their lives during a cross-exchange of gunfire.
“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 prays to Almighty Allah to repose their souls in Jannatul Firdausi. He reaffirms the Nigeria Police Force’s commitment to the ongoing onslaught against terrorism in the State until it is completely rooted out.”
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