The Nigerian Police has reported the death of personnels of Intelligence Response Team [IRT] killed in the line of Duty.
IRT was created by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris to combat heinous violent crimes across the country.
Their death came sequel to the kidnapping of Sheikh Ahmad Adam Algarkawy in Rigasa area of Kaduna State on August 2, 2018, and his subsequent release after ransom was paid.
In follow up to the case, on August 11, IRT operatives arrested 2 of the kidnappers in a remote settlement inside Rigasa Forest, Kaduna State.
As the team where coming out of the bush with the arrested kidnappers, other gang-members hiding inside the bush ambushed the IRT team and opened fire which resulted to the death of 4 IRT operatives.
The killed IRT officers as identified were:
- AP/No. 148333 Inspr. Benard Odibo
- AP/No. 181539 Inspr. Mamman Abubakar
3.AP/No. 192938 Inspr. Haruna Ibrahim
4.F/No. 267815 Sgt. Emmanuel Istifanus.
Bodies of the deceased Operatives were deposited at Saint Gerald Hospital Mortuary Kaduna State for Autopsy.
The police said that very serious efforts are in progress to get the killers to justice.
See photos of the killed officers below:
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