During a gun battle with suspected bandits in the Pyem district of Gindiri in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, a police officer has been killed.
On Monday evening, August 23, a local vigilante was also killed, while six bandits were neutralized during a gun duel.
It has been determined that the gallant officer was Inspector Abdulrahaman Isa Danzakara, a.k.a (Dinyau).
The spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Gabriel Ubah, confirmed the incident in a statement to the media in Jos.
According to the statement, the command received credible information about gunrunners at Kwoi Village, in Mangu LGA of the state, on Monday, August 23 at approximately 1400hrs.
"On receipt of the information, the IGP's Intelligence Response Team (IRT) based in Mangu, Police Operatives attached to Mangu Division, STF and local vigilante were mobilized and swiftly raced to the area "On sighting the team, the hoodlums engaged them in a gun duel. But because of the tactical operational capability and superior gunfire of the Operatives, six of the hoodlums were neutralized while others fled with various degrees of bullets wounds," He also added that exhibits recovered from them include three AK 47 Rifles with Breach Nos 868, 106076 and 123487. "Regrettably, one Insp. Abdulrahaman Isah who is the Commander IGP's Intelligence Response Team based in Mangu and one Hassan Mohammed a local vigilante gallantly paid the supreme price," Investigation has since commenced and efforts are being intensified to arrest other fleeing members of the syndicate,the spokesman added