Zamfara police confirm killing of DPO, inspector by gunmen


The Zamfara State Police Command has mourned the death of a Divisional Police Officer in charge of Maru Local Government Area of the state, SP Kazeem Kareem, and Inspector Rabiu Umar killed by gunmen on Saturday.

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In a statement, the spokesperson for the command, SP Mohammed Shehu, said the Commissioner of Police, Kolo Yusuf, prayed Almighty Allah to repose the departed souls and give their families and relations the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

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The statement said, “On March 5, 2023, around 2am, gunmen in large numbers, armed with sophisticated weapons attacked Maru Division with intent to destabilise the security architecture of the town in order to easily attack and abduct members of the community.

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“However, the late DPO and team gallantly put up a strong resistance to repel the attackers.

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