“We have lost a senior and gallant office in active service and even though loss of life is certain, this one is saddened and painful but that will not stop us from the fight’, he said.

He explained how the NDLEA’s poor funding was the reason why its operatives could not adequately protect themselves from such attacks.

“Although the men were on routine operation, maybe if they were adequately equipped, perhaps they would have won the gun duel. But again this incident will further enable us to continue our consistent call on the federal government for better funding of the agency,” he said.

Meanwhile, Commander, Kano NDLEA, Hamza Umar, while narrating development further told journalists that the late officer was shot on the back adding that he had been laid to rest.


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