Bandits have killed two police officers attached to Operation PUFF ADDER II in Sokoto State, Police has confirmed.
The officers were part of the contingent the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, deployed to tackle banditry in the State.
They lost their lives in an attack by a group of the outlaws in Bargaja village of Issa Local Government Area.
The Commissioner of Police, Kamaldeen Okunlola, commiserated with the families on Thursday.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Sunusi Abubakar, in a statement said Okunlola paid a condolence visit to the Operation Commander.
The CP hailed their efforts so far and pledged support to strengthen and sustain the capacity of the unit.
Okunlola bemoaned the death of the personnel during active service and vowed that the culprits would be apprehended.