Bandits kill Assistant Commissioner of Police
In a bloody gunfight on Tuesday, bandits attacked and killed Aminu Umar Dayi, an assistant commissioner of police in command of the Dutsinma Area Command in Katsina.
One of the tales claims that the late Aminu led a police team to Kurfi on Monday where they killed one of the bandits’ commanders.
The attackers gathered in large numbers on Tuesday and set up an ambush to exact revenge for the murder of their boss.
Unknowingly, the late Dutsinma Area Commander was ambushed and defeated by the thugs during his team’s routine operation to clear the area of terrorists.
A fierce gunfight ensued, which ultimately resulted in his and another officer’s deaths.
Many of the hoodlums were killed and captured when the late ACP led the war against bandits on multiple occasions.
The spokesperson for the Katsina Force Command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the report in a statement.
“Today, July 6, 2022, at around 1130 a.m., a distress call was received that terrorists, numbering over 300, were ambushing 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 terrorists were riding motorcycles and firing sporadically with AK 47 rifles Consequently, amid a cross-fire of gunfire, the Area Commander and another brave person were killed.
“On behalf of the officers and members of the Command, the Commissioner of Police, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda, extends his sincere condolences to the bereaved family and asks Allah Ta’ala to grant them eternal rest in Jannatul Firdausi.
“Please,” said Daban, “reaffirm the Nigeria Police Force’s commitment to the continuing campaign against terrorism in the state.”
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