Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has mourned the death of DSP Abdulkadir Abubakar Rano who was killed by bandits in the line of duty.
Rano was killed when he led security operatives, including troops of the Nigerian Army, to repel the terrorists, who stormed the town around 2am on Wednesday.
In a statement issued on Saturday, Gov Ganduje described him as one of the finest police officers in the land, whose efforts in securing lives and properties cannot be measured.
“The information about his death is sad. And he passed when Nigeria needed him the most. He was one of the highly disciplined officers in the service of the Nigeria Police Force.
“We really lost a patriotic and gallant officer, whose patriotic posture added value to the service he left. His doggedness and unparalleled commitment to duty were outstanding and commendable.
“On behalf of the government and good people of Kano State, I am sending our condolences to his families, Nigeria Police Force and Rano Emirate. May Allah Forgive all his shortcomings and reward his good deeds,” he prayed.
“May Allah shower His mercies and blessings on the deceased and look after his children in a divine way.”