Suspected bandits in Katsina State, on Tuesday, gunned down an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Aminu Umar.
It was learnt that Umar, who had led his team members on a clearance operation in Zakka forest, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, on Tuesday, was ambushed and killed.
The late ACP was until his death the Area Commander of Police in Dutsinma.
It was gathered from sources in Zakka community that the police and the bandits clashed at a village, Yauni in Zakka district of Safana.
A villager said, “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.”