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BREAKING; Divisional Police Officer [DPO] shot dead

BREAKING; Divisional Police Officer [DPO] shot dead

Gunmen suspected to be terrorists have killed the Divisional Police Officer of Jibiya Local Government Area of Katsina State, DSP Abdullahi Rano, during an invasion of Magama Jibiya on Wednesday morning.

It was gathered that Rano was killed when he led some of his men, including troops to repel the terrorists who stormed the town around 2 am.

Residents claimed that an officer was also injured during the attack.

Deputy village head of Mazanya, Abubakar Sani confirmed the attack.


A Magama-Jibia leader, who pleaded anonymity, also confirmed the incident.

He said normalcy was restored in the town by 9 am with security operatives patrolling the community.

Residents confirmed the terrorists first visited the house of one Haliru Mai Bakin Mai located at Magama-Jibia and abducted his wife.

The late DPO was said to have led a reinforcement of the Police and Army to engage the terrorists in a fierce shoot – out during which he was shot and killed.

Katsina Police spokesman SP Gambo Isah did not pick calls or respond to SMS requesting details of incident.

The PPRO however posted the picture of the late DPO on his WhatsApp page with ‘RIP’ label

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