DPO killed in head-on collision with truck

Umar was few kilometres away from his destination when the accident occured.
Map of Katsina State
Map of Katsina State

The Divisional Police Officer of the Musawa police station Katsina, DSP Sabo Umar, has tragically died on Wednesday after his vehicle collided with a truck.

Confirmng the news on Thursday evening, the command spokesman, SP Gambo Isah had just left a meeting on the implementation of the recent Security Containment orders at the command headquarters for his station when the accident occurred.

The PUNCH reports that Umar was few kilometres away from his destination when the accident occured.

His corpse was thereafter moved to a morgue at the General hospital, Katsina while arrangements have been concluded to transport it to his hometown, Tangaya in Sokoto state for burial.

SP Isah said"The DPO was here at the headquarters with other district officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,the DSS and other security agencies to perfect operational plans with regards the new Security Containment measures put in place by Katsina state Government with the Commissioner of police,CP Buba Sanusi as Chairman of the implementation committee.

"After the meeting,the DSP was on his way back to Musawa ,just ten kilometres away in Matazu Local Government Area, he had a head on collision with a truck; that is where he lost his life."

He said the Command was grateful to Governor Aminu Masari for his intervention and provision of relief support for the family of the late police officer.

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