Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Terrorists Kill Assistant Commissioner Of Police In Katsina

By Felix Mordi

An Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), attached to the Katsina State Police Command, was yesterday, July 5, 2022, killed in a fierce gun duel by terrorists.

ACP Aminu Umar, the Area Commander of Dutsinma, and his team of detectives, had responded to a distress call and were on clearance operation of recalcitrant bandits/terrorists, in Zakka Forest, Safana LGA of the state, when he fell to the bullets of the terrorists.

One other officer was also killed in the hot exchange of fire.

Disclosing this sad incident in a press release e-signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Gambo Isah, he said, "Today, 05/07/2022, at about 1130hrs, 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 gun fire".

Gambo stated that the state Commissioner of Police, Idrisu Dabban Dauda, on behalf of the officers and men of the command, expressed his deep sympathy to the family of the deceased and pray to Almighty Allah to repose their souls in Jannatul Firdausi.  

The CP also reaffirmed the Nigeria Police Force's commitment on the ongoing onslaught against terrorism in the state until it is completely routed out.

CP Idris, in an emotion-laden tribute said the late ACP and one other, paid the supreme price while protecting the lives and property of citizens.

In pix is the late ACP Aminu

May his soul rest in peace