Aminu Umar, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, has been shot dead by bandits in Katsina State.
The deceased and his team members were ambushed while on a clearance operation in Zakka forest, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, on Tuesday.
Until his death, Umar was the Area Commander of Police in Dutsinma.
Sources within Zakka community told Daily Trust that police and bandits clashed at a village called Yauni in Zakka district of Safana.
Our vigilantes here told us that there will be a combined team of policemen with vigilantes from Kurfi heading to Yauni village to face bandits and they joined the team.”
Later we heard that there was a fatal clash and some police officers and some vigilantes were shot by the bandits.
“However, about seven military vehicles have provided reinforcement in the area; we later saw some police vehicles conveying some bodies but I could not identify the corpses because I was not close to them,” he said.
Commenting on the incident, SP Gambo Isah, Police Public Relations Officer in Katsina, said Umar died in a battle the police had with over 300 bandits.
He said one other person died in the incident, but he did not disclose the identity of the other victim.
This is really nasty, What’s this country turning into, people dyeing everyday
This is really nasty,people dyeing everyday
What is the causes of all these that is happening in this contry
God have mercy
God help us this world is becoming something else