Terrorists last night attacked the family house of the Divisional Police Officer for Dutsi under Katsina State Police Command, killing his mother and younger brother in the process.
Details of the attack were still sketchy today, although the spokesman for the command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.
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.”
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.
Sources also disclosed that the two victims have been buried according to Islamic rites today.
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.”