DSP Sabo Umar, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Musawa police station in Katsina state, has died in an auto crash.
The tragic incident occurred on Wednesday.
Confirming the incident, the police spokesman in Katsina, SP Gambo Isah, said the late officer was returning to Musawa from Katsina, after attending a meeting with the state police Commissioner and other security agencies, when he had the accident.
“The late DPO was here with other district officers of the civil defense, the DSS and other security agents to perfect operational plans with regard to the new security measures put in place by Katsina state government, with the Commissioner of Police, CP Sanusi Buba, as the chairman of the implementation committee.
“After the meeting, the DPO on his way back to Musawa, just 10 kilometres away, in Matazu local government, he had a head-on collision with a truck and that is where he lost his life,” Isah said.
The police spokesman added that the remains of the late officer were deposited at the General Hospital, Katsina, before conveyance to his home town in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state for burial.
Isah expressed the command’s appreciation to the Katsina state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, for his support to the family of the deceased.