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DPO, one other die during fierce confrontation with bandits in Zamfara

... As Command mourns, CP Kolo reassures of protection of citizens lives and properties

by Mustapha Salisu
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By Mustapha Salisu

Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf has condoled with families of two officers attached to Maru Police Division in the state who paid the supreme price during a fierce confrontation with suspected bandits.

The Command’s Spokesperson, SP Mohammed Shehu in a statement released to PRIME TIME NEWS gave indentities of the brave officers as SP kazeem Raheem, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Maru Division and Inspector Rabi’u Umar all attached to the Maru Division.

Shehu explained that on 5th March, 2023 at about 2 pm, Bandits in large numbers, armed with sophisticated weapons attacked Maru Division with intent to distabilize the security architecture of the town in order to easily attack and abduct members of the community.

According to him, “the DPO and his team gallantly put up a strong resistance to repel the attackers. Unfortunately, himself and the above named Inspector lost their lives while protecting the public” he mourns.

The Commissioner of Police has deployed reinforcement to pursue the fleeing hoodlums and arrest them for investigation and prosecution.

Similarly, The Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, DCP Iliyasu Kwarbai led another Police tactical team to the scene for on the spot assessment and confidence building patrol.

The Commissioner of Police further pray Almighty Allah to repose the departed souls and give their families and relations the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

CP Kolo Yusuf, however, reassured the general Public of the Command’s continuous commitment to protecting their lives and property in the state.

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