Police chief killed as terrorists attack Buhari’s convoy in Katsina, bomb Kuje Prison in Abuja [VIDEO]

Terrorists in Katsina have killed an assistant commissioner of police, ACP Aminu Umar, in an ambush in Dutsinma, Safana LGA, where a convoy of the presidential advance team, going to Daura, was also attacked.

Katsina police spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah, said ACP Umar died in Dutsinma but did not state whether or not Buhari’s convoy was involved.

He also said that another policeman died.

Isah did not mention the President’s advance convoy, but most possibly he and Garba may have been reporting the same event.

Isah gave a more graphic account of the terror attack.

“Today, July 5, 2022, at about 11:30 a.m, a distress call was received that terrorists numbering over 300 on motorcycles, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles and General Purpose Machine Guns, ambushed ACP Umar and his team.

“The late Area Commander with members of his team were on clearance operation of recalcitrant bandits/terrorists, in Zakka forest, Safana LGA of the state.

“Consequently, the Area Commander and one other gallantly lost their lives during a cross-exchange of gunfire,” he added.

Isah said that the Commissioner of Police, Idrisu Dabban-Dauda, had expressed deep sympathy to the family of the deceased officers.

He also prayed to God to grant the deceased abode in Jannatul Firdausi.

Also, Kuje Medium Prison, in Abuja, on Tuesday night, came under heavy gunfire by unknown terrorists.

The attack, which came on the same day terrorists ambushed President Muhammadu Buhari’s convoy in Katsina, This threw the entire area council into chaos.

According to reports, the first explosion, a high-capacity bomb, went off around 10:25 pm. It was followed by two blasts and gunshots that left the residents scampering for safety.

A few hours earlier, a security report had alerted the prison officials of possible attacks on the medium prison because some alleged terrorists were recently relocated there.

Kuje prison was established in 1989. It has minimum and maximum holding cells where inmates are incarcerated.

It is famous for holding high-profile offenders, including former governors and ministers.

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