By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA-A group of policemen drawn from the Inspector Common of Police Intelligence Response Workforce, have been documented killed by suspected kidnappers in a forest in Kaduna State.
The operatives of the police Specific Forces, who were said to have been drafted to the dreaded Kaduna forest for a settlement following the kidnap of a well known Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Adam Algarkawy, had been shot dead in ambush, Sunday afternoon.
The forest acknowledged otherwise as Rigama Forest,is claimed to be inhabited mainly by dare-satan kidnappers.
Vanguard collected that the Intelligence Response Team operatives killed had been a few inspectors and a sergeant.
Our source said the operatives, who had apprehended two of the suspects, were on their way out of the place, when they were being ambushed by other bandits.
The resource who favored not to be named because he was not approved to discuss to the media, gave the names of the officers killed as: .Inspector Benard Odibo (AP/No. 148333), Inspector Mamman Abubakar (AP/No. 181539), Inspector Haruna Ibrahim (AP/No. 192938), and Sergeant Emmanuel Istifanus (F/No. 267815).
“The gallant operatives were deployed sequel to the Kidnapping of Sheikh Ahmad Adam Algarkawy in Rigasa area of Kaduna Condition on 2/8/18, and his subsequent launch immediately after ransom was paid.
“On 11/8/18, IRT Operative arrested 2 of the Kidnappers in a Remote Settlement within Rigasa Forrest kaduna Point out.
“Unfortunately, as the team were coming out of the bush with the arrested kidnappers, other gang-customers hiding within the bush, ambushed the IRT staff and opened fireplace, which resulted in the death of 4 of them.
“Bodies of the deceased Operatives have been deposited at Saint Gerald Healthcare facility Mortuary Kaduna Point out for Autopsy, when serious initiatives in development to get the killers to Justice”, the supply mentioned.