Zamfara State Police command, on Sunday, confirmed the killing of the Maru Divisional Police Officer (DPO) ,SP Kazeem Raheemn and Police Inspector attached to the division, Rabi’u Umarn in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state , SP Muhammad Shehu, confirmed the killings in a statement on Sunday in Gusau.
The statement reads:“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.
“Unfortunately, the DPO and the above named Inspector lost their lives while protecting the public”, Shehu said
The Commissioner of Police, Zamfara Command, Kolo Yusuf, reassured the residents of the command’s continuous commitment to protecting lives and property.
According to the statement, the Commissioner deployed reinforcement to pursue the fleeing hoodlums with a view to apprehending and prosecuting them.
The PPRO 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.