No fewer than seven police officers lost their lives in a ghastly accident at Jaji town along Kaduna-Zaria Road on their way to Katsina State.
The deceased, according to a statement by the Police , were part of an additional deployment made recently by the Force to boost the ongoing fight against bandits in Birnin -Gwari , Katsina.
The incident , which happened on Sunday , involved an 18 -seater Toyota Hummer Bus that conveyed the officers.
While seven of the officers died on the spot , 11 sustained varying degrees of injuries .
The Inspector -General of Police , Mohammed Adamu, sympathised with the families of those who lost their lives .
The IGP , who described the incident as a huge loss to the Force, notes that the incident is one of the unfortunate sacrifices , officers often encounter in the line of duty . He described the deceased as “ Heroes of Peace ” .A team of Police Medical Personnel has been dispatched to Kaduna State where 11 officers that survived the accident are receiving medical attention.
“ Three of the deceased officers have been buried according to Islamic rites while the remains of the other four officers have been deposited in a Morgue, ” the Police said .
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