Army Kill 3 IRT Personnel, Free Notorious Kidnapper

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, IGP, has ordered full scale investigation the circumstances surrounding the killing of three Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team, IRT by gunmen suspected to be soldiers.
A statement signed by the Police spokesman, Frank Mba says three Police operatives and one civilian died while serious injury to other Police operatives, who were on investigation activities to Ibi, Taraba State, to arrest one Alhaji Hamisu indicted in a series of high-profile kidnap incidents in the State.
The statement stated further that the Police Operatives, led by ASP Felix Adolije of the Intelligence Response Team, IRT, reportedly came under sudden attack and serious shooting by soldiers of the Nigerian Army, along Ibi – Jalingo Road, Taraba State.
The Operatives, who were taking the arrested suspect, Alhaji Hamisu to the Command Headquarters in Jalingo, were shot at severally by the soldiers despite sufficient proof that they are Police personnel on legitimate duty.
“Three Policemen (comprising one Inspector and two Sergeants) and one civilian died as a result of gunshot injuries sustained in the attack while others sustained serious gunshot wounds. The soldiers thereafter released the handcuffed suspect, Alhaji Hamisu, who is now on the run,’’ it added.
According to Frank Mba Alhaji Hamisu, a notorious kidnap kingpin, has been on the Police wanted list for his complicity in several high-profile kidnap cases including the recent abduction of an oil-mogul in Taraba State wherein a ransom of about One Hundred Million Naira (N100,000,000) was paid.
It added that the IGP has ordered the AIG Medicals to proceed to Jalingo to ensure concerted efforts in the treatment of the injured Police officers.
The remains of the deceased have been deposited in the morgue.

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