On Tuesday, July 5, bandits attacked and killed Aminu Umar Dayi, an assistant commissioner of police in command of the Dutsinma Area Command in Katsina, in a bloody gunfight.
Reports state that the late Aminu led a police squad to Kurfi, where they executed the leader of the criminals. After learning of their commander’s death, the attackers gathered in large numbers on Tuesday and set up an ambush to exact retribution.
Unknowingly, the late Dutsinma Area Commander was ambushed and defeated by the thugs during his team’s routine clearance operation of the terrorists. A ferocious gunfight ensued, which ultimately resulted in his and another officer’s deaths.
“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, please.”