The family of the Divisional Police Officer for Dutsi under Katsina State Police Command has been thrown into mourning as heavily armed terrorists attacked their compound on Monday night, killing his mother and younger brother in the process.
Although the Police Public Relations Officer for the Command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident, details of the attack are still sketchy as of the time of reporting.
It was learnt that the DPO, whose name was not disclosed for security reasons, was said to be on duty when the terrorists stormed his family house.
Isah said, “The incident is true but we don’t have details yet. Our officers have already gone there but I cannot say more than this for now.”
According to sources who spoke anonymously, the two victims were buried according to Islamic rites on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested a 20-year-old man, Murtala Amme, who allegedly belonged to the camp of a notorious terrorist said to be on the police wanted list, one Kamilu Buzaru.
The police alleged that members of the camp were those terrorising communities in Danmusa Local Government Area of the state.
Also, a 35- year-old man, Ibrahim Dayyabu, of Gobirawa village, Maidabino, Danmusa Local Government Area, alleged to be a terrorist is now in the police net.
Dayyabu was arrested on November 23, 2022, by a police patrol team attached to the Kankara Division.
He was alleged to be riding a brand-new Honda motorcycle and on his way to the forest to supply the motorcycle to other terrorists when the patrol team accosted and arrested him.
The police spokesman added that “in the course of investigation, Dayyabu confessed to belong to the camp of a notorious terrorist known as Mani Doro and has brought over seven motorcycles for the terrorists. Investigation is ongoing on his case.”