- The recent attacks in some parts of the country have become a worrisome issue on the side of the government and the people
- On Wednesday, February 9, terrorists stormed Katsina border town and killed the divisional police officer, after engaging in a fierce battle
- This development which occurred in the Jibiya LGA of Katsina has not been confirmed by the state's police command
Katsina state- The divisional police officer for Jibiya Local Government Area of Katsina state, DSP Abdullahi Rano, was shot and killed early Wednesday morning, February 9, by terrorists who invaded Magama-Jibia border town.
The officer was said to have led a reinforcement of the police and the Nigerian Army to engage the terrorists in a fierce shoot-out during which he was shot and killed, The Punch reports.
The spokesman for the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, is yet to confirm the incident.
The PPRO, however, posted the picture of the late DPO on his WhatsApp platform with a label ‘RIP’ on it.
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How it happened
The newspaper gathered that the terrorists stormed the town in numbers and started shooting sporadically.
Residents disclosed that a soldier was injured during the attack.
A Deputy village head of Mazanya, Abubakar Sani, confirmed the attack which began at 2am.
Another opinion leader in Magama-Jibia who pleaded anonymity also confirmed the incident, adding that the situation was already calm in the town as of 9am on Wednesday, with security personnel patrolling the community.
Buy guns, defend yourselves, Governor Masari tells Katsina residents
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari, has called on residents of the state to arm themselves and confront bandits because security officials alone cannot tackle insecurity in the state.
The governor, who made the call while speaking during a media parley with journalists at the Muhammadu Buhari House in Katsina, said the number of security personnel is not enough to tackle the situation.
“It’s Islamically allowed for one to defend himself against attack. One must rise to defend himself, his family and assets."
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Meanwhile, former vice president Atiku Abubakar lamented the challenges facing Nigeria. According to the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the country has not had it so bad like this before.
Abubakar disclosed this at the ongoing 19th edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue, Daily Trust disclosed in a tweet.
The dialogue, organised by Media Trust Limited (publishers of Daily Trust and other titles), is being held at the NAF Conference Centre and Suites, Gwarinpa Expressway, near NEXT Shopping Mall, Kado, Abuja.