Juliana Francis

The Zamfara State Police Command has been plunged into mourning following the murder of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Maru Division, a Superintendent of Police ( SP ) Kazeem Raheem and Inspector Rabi’u Umar, also attached to the division.

Both policemen were said to have paid the supreme price during a fierce confrontation with suspected bandits in Maru area of Zamfara.

The Zamfara State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), an SP, Mohammed Shehu, said the incident happened on the 5th of March, 2023 at about 2: am.

Shehu explained: “ Bandits in large numbers, armed with sophisticated weapons attacked Maru Division with the intent to distabilize the security architecture of the town in order to attack and abduct members of the community quickly. However, the DPO and team gallantly put up a strong resistance to repel the attackers. Unfortunately, he and the above-named Inspector lost their lives while protecting the public.

“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.”


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