The Assistant Commissioner of Police Aminu Umar Dayi for Katsina, was ambushed and killed by bandits in a heated gun battle on Tuesday.
Late ACP Aminu, was in charge of Dutsinma Area Command in Katsina State, and according to reports he led a police team to Kufre on Monday where they killed one of the bandits’ commander.
As a result of this defeat, the assailants turned out in mass and laid an ambush in order to exert revenge on the police team that killed their commander.
Without the knowing of the Late ACP, while leading his team on their usual clearance operation of the terrorist, the police were caught off guard and overpowered by the bandits.
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Confirming the report in a statement, the spokesperson of the Katsina Force Command, SP Gambo Isah said:
“Today 06/07/2022 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.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda, on behalf of the officers and men of the Command, expresses his deep sympathy to the family of the deceased and pray to almighty Allah to repose their souls in Jannatul Firdausi.
Dabban reaffirms the Nigeria Police Force commitment on the ongoing onslaught against terrorism in the state until it is completely routed out.”
The late ACP has lead the war against banditry severally leading to the killing of many hoodlums.