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Police Inspector killed in Darfur

Police Inspector killed in Darfur

It is reported that an Inspector of Police has been killed by Djanjawee rebels in Kutum village in Dafur, Sudan.  Inspector Isatu Bangura Tuesday 5th was killed after an attack by Djanjawee rebels on the way between Kutum and Fatu-Borno Village.

It is reported that a band of mixed UN nationals were on routine security patrol and fell into an ambush that lead to the death of a Sierra Leone female police officer.

Inspector Isatu is said to have been shot thrice.

The attack, our Sudan correspondent disclosed, renders some of the UN peacekeepers incurable injuries on parts of their bodies.

Police source indicates that the corpse of Inspector Isatu was yesterday flown to Khartoum for potential postmortem and would be conveyed to Freetown for burial today.

Facts have it that the late Inspector Isatu has served the Sierra Leone Police for sizeable number of years.

It is disclosed also that she has served as UN peace Ambassador for about two uninterrupted years.

Prior to her deployment as UN peacekeeper to Dafur in 2009, Inspector Isatu served as Chief Clerk for number of years at the office of the regional commander Western Area.

Police officers that spoke to this press expressed regret for the irreparable loss of a female officer whose service to the SLP and Sierra Leone re-echoes a chunk of commendations.

By Femi Coker

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