The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a Divisional Police Officer in charge of Maru Local Government Area of the state, SP Kazeem Raheem, and Inspector Rabiu Umar.
Both officers were killed by gunmen on Saturday.
A statement by Spokesman of the Command, SP Mohammed Shehu, explained that “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.
“However, the late DPO and team gallantly put up a strong resistance to repel the attackers.
“Unfortunately, himself and Inspector Rabiu lost their lives while protecting the public.
Subsequently, “the Commissioner of Police has deployed reinforcement to pursue the fleeing hoodlums and arrest them for investigation and prosecution.”