Four police officers belonging to the inspector general of police intelligence response team (IRT) have on saturday been reportedly killed by members of a kidnapping gang who ambushed them after returning from a mission which they successfully apphrended two of their gang members in jankaska, kaduna state.
According to reports by the police, the officers were killed after engaging in a gun fight with the other members of the sect who aimed at rescuing thier mates.
While narrating the ordeal, A source said: “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 four operatives.
The officers killed in the attack include; Inspector Benard Odibo, Inspector Mamman Abubakar, Inspector Haruna Ibrahim and Sergent Emmanuel Istifanus.”
However six of the kidnappers were said to have been killed in the gun fight, including the two kidnappers who were initially arrested by the police.
The sect according to police were responsible for the abduction of Sheikh Ahmad Adam Algarkawy in Rigasa, Kaduna State on the 2nd of august this year, and his subsequent release after ransom was paid.
The bodies of the deceased officers were said to have been taken to Saint Gerald Hospital mortuary Kaduna State.