Female police officer shot dead in Kano
BY ABDULSALAM MUHAMMAD
KANO – A top female police detective attached to AIG zone 1, Kano was shot death yesterday during the rush hour in the city.
The middle aged lady simply identified as Maimuna by security sources was shot at close range when she parked to attend to her flat tyre in front of a vulcanizer.
Late Maimuna was dressed in police uniform when the unknown assailant attacked.
The incident occurred barely 24 hours after a suicide bomber rammed into a Lagos bound luxury bus killing over 60 people.
Security sources confided in Vanguard that the late detective was trailed from her residence and as providence would have it she had a flat tyre on her way to the office.
“She was attending to the car when unknown gunmen on a tricycle shot her at close range,” the sources added.
Confirming the incident, the Kano Police Commissioner, Musa Daura said; “It is true a lady attached to zone 1 fully dressed in a normal police uniform on her way to the office had a flat tyre, stopped by vulcanizer and was shot at point blank.”
The police chief failed to give further details on the status of the slain policewoman, saying; “I have volunteered what I know about her demise.”