Police Inspector Injured In Kano Battle With Boko Haram Dies




Nigeria’s Force Headquarters has confirmed that Inspector Idris Musa,  has eventually died at about 0100hrs of 24th July, 2017 from injury he and two (2) other Police Officers sustained when they came under attack from remnants of Boko-Haram insurgents in Kano. The insurgents were stopped as while moving to attack public centres, places of worship and other locations in Kano metropolis in the early hours of 23rd July, 2017, the police said.

The Boko-Haram remnant insurgents attacked the Special Police Team with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and Fire arms. The Team repelled the attack and in the process three (3) Boko-Haram insurgents sustained serious bullet wound injuries and three (3) Police Officers equally wounded. The Special Police Team successfully prevented the Boko-Haram insurgents from carrying out their planned attacks on selected targets in Kano metropolis on the fateful date.

The late Inspector of Police was a member of the Joint Police Special Team set up by the Inspector General of Police to trail, arrest and prevent the remnant of Boko-Haram insurgents from regrouping to attack innocent Nigerians in Kano and other northern States.

However, three (3) of the confessed Boko-Haram insurgents arrested and paraded with bullet wounds they sustained during exchange of fire with the Police Special Team in the early hours of 23rd July, 2017 namely, Abba Mohammed 20years from Niger Republic; Usman A. Buhari 23years an indigene of Borno State and Iliyasu Abdullahi 46years of Gezawa, Kano State died later on 23rd July, 2017 from the bullet wound injuries, the police also said.

Police Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood who confirmed the developments in a statement said  The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris  has commiserated with family of late Inspector Idris Musa, extolled and appreciated his act of bravery, gallantry and supreme sacrifice  of losing his life in active service to his fatherland, Nigeria and the Nigeria Police Force.

The Inspector  will forever be remembered as one of the heroes of the Nigeria Police Force in the fight against Boko-Haram insurgency in the Nigeria. His death will definitely not be vain, the statement said

Also, the Inspector General of Police has directed that late Inspector Idris Musa be given a befitting burial.

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