DAILY POST has obtained details and pictures of the four operatives of the IGP Intelligent Response Team (IRT) killed on Saturday after a gun duel with bandits in Kaduna State.
Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Sabo Yakubu, had disclosed that “At about 0630hrs on August11, a team of detectives attached to IGP Intelligent Response Team (IRT) while on operation along Jankasa village of Rigasa in Igabi Local Government Area inKaduna State was ambushed by bandits.”
Speaking on the attack, the IRT leader, DCP Abba Kyari, told DAILY POST, Sunday evening that bodies of the deceased operatives were deposited at Saint Gerald Hospital Mortuary Kaduna State for autopsy, while very serious efforts were in progress to get the killers to book.
He said, “Sequel to the Kidnapping of Sheikh Ahmad Adam Algarkawy in Rigasa area of Kaduna State on 2/8/18 and his subsequent release after ransom was paid.
“In a follow up to the case on 11/8/18 IRT operative arrested two of the Kidnappers in a remote settlement inside Rigasa forest inKaduna State.
“As the team was 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 four IRT operatives.”
He gave names of the deceased as, AP/No. 148333 Inspr. Benard Odibo, AP/No. 181539 Inspr. Mamman Abubakar, AP/No. 192938 Inspr. Haruna Ibrahim F/No. 267815 and Sgt Emmanuel Istifanus.