Bandits Kill Police DPO, And Police Inspector In Zamfara
Armed bandits have killed a Police Divisional Officer (DPO) during attack on Maru Local Government Area Headquarters in Zamfara State.
The DPO, Kazeem Raheem was killed along with a police inspector, Rabiu Umar and a local vigilante while responding to a distress call from residents during the attack. The bandits also abducted a woman before leaving the town.
The state police commissioner, Kolo Yusuf, in a statement by the state police command spokesman, Sheu Mohammed, confirmed the attack and the casualties.
“On 5th March, 2023 at about 0200hrs, bandits in large numbers, armed with sophisticated weapons attacked Maru Divisional Police Headquarters in Maru LGA with intent to distabilise the security architecture of the town in order to easily attack and abduct members of the community.
“However, the DPO and his team gallantly put up a strong resistance to repel the attackers”.
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The bandits invaded the town at about 2 am on Sunday, firing sporadically causing panic, forcing many of the residents to flee into the forest.
Yusuf, reassured the residents of the command’s continuous commitment to protecting lives and property.
The police boss, according to the statement, deployed reinforcement to pursue the fleeing hoodlums with a view to to apprehending and prosecuting them.
Shehu said the command’s Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), DCP Iliyasu Kwarbai, led another police tactical team to the scene for an on-the-spot assessment and confidence building patrol.