Sunday, August 12, 2018 10:29 pm
Four operatives of Inspector-General of police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) were killed on Saturday in Kaduna State by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
Six of the kidnappers were also killed in the exchange of gun fire.
The leader of the team, Mr Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, confirmed the killings and the deaths of the gallant policemen to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.
Kyari said the incident happened when the suspected gunmen ambushed the operatives during a follow up operation on the kidnapping of one Sheikh Ahmad Adam Algarkawy in Rigasa area of Kaduna.
“Those killed are three police inspectors – Benard Odibo, Mamman Abubakar, Haruna Ibrahim – and one Sergeant, Emmanuel Istifanis. Bodies of the deceased operatives were deposited at St. Gerald Hospital Mortuary, Kaduna State, for autopsy. Very serious efforts in progress to get the killers to justice,” he said.