An Assistant Commissioner of Police, Aminu Umar has been shot dead by terrorists 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.
Confirming the incident, Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, in a statement on Tuesday, said the Area Commander and one other officer, gallantly lost their lives during a cross exchange of gun fire.
“Today 06/07/2022 at about 1130hrs, a distress call was received that terrorists numbering over three hundred (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,” he said.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP 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.
“He reaffirmed the Nigeria Police Force’s commitment on the ongoing onslaught against terrorism in the state until they are completely routed out”, the statement read.