Robbers kill DPO during gun duel with Police in Benue

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SP. Mamud Abubakar, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Naka Police Division in Gwer West Local Government of Benue State has died from gunshot wounds he sustained during a gun duel with armed robbers.

TheNigerian News gathered that the late DPO lead a team to quash a robbery operation on the Makurdi-Naka road on Tuesday, when he sustained injuries during the fierce gun battle with the hoodlums, leading to his death.

The spokesperson of the Benue State Police Command, Catherine Anene, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday, said the DPO was rushed to General Hospital Naka where he was eventually confirmed dead.

The PPRO said, “On 31/1/2023 at about 1330hrs information was received at Naka Police Division that armed men blocked Makurdi-Naka road and people were running back to Naka town for safety.

“The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Naka Police Division, SP. Mamud Abubakar mobilized a team and moved to the scene. On sighting the police vehicle, the hoodlums engaged them in a gun duel that lasted until the police were able to suppress these hoodlums and rescue people that were held at the road, however, the DPO who led the team sustained gunshot injuries and was rushed to General Hospital Naka where he was eventually confirmed dead.”

She said the State Commissioner of Police, CP. Wale Abass received the unfortunate information with dismay.

Anene added that the CP stated that “Mamud paid the supreme price with his life after doing so much to secure the people of Gwer West Local Government Area.”

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