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4 policemen killed in ambush by kidnappers

Valentine Chinyem

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Four policemen attached to the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have been ambushed and killed by kidnappers.

Six of the kidnappers were also killed in the exchange of gunfire.

Insp. Mamman Abubakar

The leader of the team, Mr Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, confirmed the killings and the deaths of the gallant policemen on Facebook.

He said the ugly incident which occured in Kaduna State, also led to the death of the kidnappers during the exchange of gunfire.

Insp. Bernard Odibo

His message reads:
Death Of IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) Personnel in the line of Duty.

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 follow up to the Case on 11/8/18 IRT Operative Arrested 2 Of the Kidnappers in a Remote Settlement inside Rigasa Forrest kaduna State.

Insp. Haruna Ibrahim

As the team were 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 Namely:

1. AP/No. 148333 Inspr. Benard Odibo
2. AP/No. 181539 Inspr. Mamman Abubakar
3.AP/No. 192938 Inspr. Haruna Ibrahim
4.F/No. 267815 Sgt. Emmanuel Istifanus.

Sgt. Emmanuel Istifanus

Six(6) of the Deadly Kidnappers also died during the Gun-Battle. One Officer was Treated for Bullet Wound and Discharged While the remaining Officers who Survived the ambush are in Good Health Condition.

Very Serious efforts in Progress to get the Remaining killers to Justice.

Abba Kyari, ended his message with a prayer for the fallen police officers,  “May their Souls Rest in Perfect Peace.”