Gunmen attack supermarket, kill policeman

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Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Wednesday night attacked a Supermarket in Katsina, killing a police officer, Ibrahim Sani Batsari.

Spokesman of the State Police Command, Isah Gambo, who confirmed the incident, said the gunmen  also stole the slain police officer’s rifle.

“The police officer was killed about 8 p.m. on Wednesday night while he was on routine patrol near Wapa Supermarket along IBB way in Katsina,” Gambo said.

He said that the command had deployed detectives to investigate and arrest the culprits.

He called on members of the public with useful information about the hoodlums to inform the police for necessary action .

The slain officer was on patrol around the area when he decided to go into  the supermarket to charge his cell phone.

The suspected robbers spotted the police officer carrying a rifle and  shot him dead.

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