IGP Intelligence Response Team Loses 10 Men To Hardened Criminals

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IGP Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris
By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
No fewer than 10 operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IGP- IRT) have been killed by hardened criminals in its quest to combat the menace of kidnapping, terrorism and other high profile crimes.
However, the team also recorded some spectacular breakthroughs  under the period in review which include the  arrest of the most notorious kidnap kingpin in the history Of Nigeria, billionaire kidnapper Evans and his group in Lagos.
It also included the arrest of the most brutal and deadliest kidnapper in the nation’s history Henry Chibuzor (aka Vampire) in Imo State, arrest of the Boko Haram Terrorist responsible for  the Nya-Nya and Kuje Bombings Of 2015 in FCT Abuja.
In addition are the arrest of hundreds Of kidnappers terrorizing Abuja-Kaduna-kano Expressway, kidnappers and armed robbbers terrorizing Kogi, Niger, Zamfara, Benue, Nasarawa, Edo, Delta, Rivers, Abia, Ogun and Taraba States.
Our correspondent gathered that the cops were killed  in the line of duty during gun battles with the hardened and deadly armed men which include robbers, kidnappers and terrorists in different parts of the country.
It was reliably learnt that four out of the officers were killed during an ambush in Rigasa forest in Kaduna recently while rescuing an Islamic cleric.
A release issued by the  IGP-IRT office, made available to journalists on Sunday identified the deceased officers as Inspectors Felix Igbasan, Tom Mohammed, Mamman Abubakar, Bernard Odibo, Haruna Ibrahim, Christopher Odubanjo, Lanre Sanusi and Robert Francis.
Others are Sergeants Emmanuel Istifanus and Corporal Sunday Samuel Fafoluyi.
Disclosing that the deceased officers left behind wives and children, the IGP- IRT office solicited for financial assistance for their Immediate families to ameliorate their pains and difficulties in paying for the children school fees, feeding, accommodation, Medicals among others.
According to the statement, the late cops left behind 39 children and 10 wives, just as it provided the names of the wives and their account details where the financial assistance could be deposited.
The  release stated further that the Unit’s most recent breakthrough was the arrest of the Dreaded Boko Haram terrorists responsible for the 2014 Kidnapping of the Chibok School Girls In North Eastern Nigerian, arrest of Coordinators and Kingpins of Suicide Bombings in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa State.
It also listed the arrest of the Kidnappers of elder statesman Chief Olu Falae in Ondo State who were eventually sentenced to Life imprisonment by the Ondo state High Court, the Kidnappers/Killers  Of Reverend Father Adeyi in Benue State who received Death sentence from Benue State High Court, the Kidnappers Of the Ikorodu and Turkish school Girls in Lagos and Ogun states respectively.
Others are arrest of the kidnappers of two Americans and two Canadians in Kaduna State, arrest of the kidnappers of two South Africans in Birnin Gwari Axis of Kaduna State, foiling of attempt to Bomb Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, arrest of suspects and recovery of heavy explosives and many more.
According to the statement, the Unit successes also include the arrest of the Offa Bank Robbers in Kwara State who murdered 33 innocent Nigerians including nine Police Officers.
In addition, the Unit has also prevented/foiled hundreds of crimes across the Nation and brought thousands Of criminals to Justice as well as recovered hundreds Of rifles and other weapons from vicious criminals across Nigeria.
The release reads,  “Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) is Nigeria’s Leading Technology/Intelligence Led Unit Specifically created to Fight Kidnappings, Armed Robberies, Terrorism, Murders and other Violent Crimes across the Country.
Some of the breakthroughs recorded by IRT in the Fight against Crime in Nigeria includes: Arrest of the Most Notorious Kidnap Kingpin in the History Of Nigeria, Billionaire Kidnapper Evans and his Group in Lagos. Arrest of The most brutal and deadliest Kidnapper in the Nation’s History Henry Chibuzor aka Vampire in Imo State, Arrest of the Boko Haram Terrorist Responsible for  the Nya-Nya and Kuja Bombings Of 2015 in FCT Abuja.
Arrest of Hundreds Of Kidnappers Terrorizing Abuja-Kaduna-kano Expressway, Kidnappers And Armed Robbbers Terrorizing Kogi, Niger, Zamfara, Benue, Nasarawa, Edo, Delta, Rivers, Abia, Ogun and Taraba States. Arrest of The Kidnappers Of Elder Statesman Chief Olu Falae in Ondo State who were eventually Sentenced to Life imprisonment by the Ondo state High Court, The Kidnappers/Killers  Of Reverend Father Adeyi in Benue State who Received Death Sentence from Benue State High Court, The Kidnappers Of the Ikorodu and Turkish school Girls in Lagos and Ogun states Respectively. Arrest of the Kidnappers of 2 Americans and 2 Canadians in Kaduna State, Arrest of the kidnappers of 2 South Africans in Birnin Gwari Axis of Kaduna State. Foiling of attempt to Bomb Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, Arrest of Suspects and Recovery Of heavy Explosives etc etc.
The Unit’s most recent breakthrough was the Arrest Of the Dreaded Boko Haram Terrorist Responsible for the 2014 Kidnapping Of the Chibok School Girls In North Eastern Nigerian, Arrest of Coordinators and Kingpins of Suicide Bombings in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa State. Also the Arrest of the Offa Bank Robbers in Kwara State who Murdered 33 Innocent Nigerians including 9 Police Officers. The Unit has also Prevented/Foiled hundreds of crimes across the Nation and brought Thousands Of Criminals to Justice as well as Recovered Hundreds Of Rifles and other weapons from vicious criminals across Nigeria.
Sadly, In the Course Of the Numerous Fights against Deadly and Notorious Criminals across the Country, the Unit lost 10 Officers directly in the line of duty during Gun battles with Hardened and Deadly Armed Robbers/Kidnappers/Terrorist.
Provided below are the Names Of The late Officers, with full details of their Wives and Children for your Direct Access and Assistance to the Immediate Families in any way possible to ameliorate their pains and difficulties in taking care of School fees, Feeding, Accommodation, Medicals etc:
(1) LATE INSPECTOR FELIX IGBASAN
MRS. MARY Nene FELIX IGBASAN
+2348052273877
+2348028372453
FOUR (4) CHILDREN
ADDRESS: Alausa, LAGOS STATE
GUARANTY TRUST BANK (GTB)
0007806446.
(2) LATE INSPECTOR TOM MOHAMMED
MRS AISHA RAMAT
+2347068857918
+2349023616128
ADDRESS: MARARABA, NASARAWA STATE.
FOUR (4) CHILDREN
FIRST BANK
3122184229.
(3) LATE INSPECTOR MAMAN ABUBAKAR.
MRS FATIMA ABDULLAHI
+2347035208594
ADDRESS: ABAKPA, KADUNA STATE.
FOUR (4) CHILDREN
FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK (FCMB)
5443542015.
(4) LATE INSPECTOR BERNARD ODIBO
MRS. ODIBO PATIENCE IDOWU
 +2347061957712
ADDRESS: SAGAMU ABEOKUTA EXPRESS WAY, OGUN STATE.
FOUR (4) CHILDREN
UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA (UBA)
2113003680.
(5) LATE INSPECTOR HARUNA IBRAHIM
MRS ZULAI HARUNA.
+2348068756005
ADDRESS: MAMUDO TOWN, POTISKUM LGA. YOBE STATE.
SEVEN (7) CHILDREN
UNITY BANK
0036242113.
(6) LATE INSPECTOR CHRISTOPHER ODUBANJO
MRS FUNMILAYO SEGUN.
+2347033636349
+2349055554965
ADDRESS: AGBULE EGBA, LAGOS STATE.
ONE CHILD.
UNITED BANK AFRICA (UBA)
2028931652.
(7) LATE INSPECTOR LANRE SANUSI
MRS. ENIOLA ARIKE BABA SHOLA.
+2348122031571
FIVE (5) CHILDREN
ADDRESS: AGBADO ADIYAN GASLINE, IFO LGA. OGUN STATE.
FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK (FCMB)
4939051013.
(8) LATE INSPECTOR ROBERT FRANCIS
MRS. NAOMI BULUS FRANCIS
+2348034681170
+2348075999748
THREE (3) CHILDREN
ADDRESS: JALINGO, TARABA STATE.
UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA (UBA)
2030843716.
(9) LATE SERGEANT EMMANUEL ISTIFANUS.
MRS. MARY EMMANUEL
+2348078488355
FOUR (4) CHILDREN
ADDRESS: SHIRORO LGA. NIGER STATE.
ACCESS BANK
0782551558.
(10) LATE CORPORAL SUNDAY SAMUEL FAFOLUYI
MRS. FAFOLUYI OLUWASEYI ADETUNBO
+2348166875348
+2349070986994
FOUR (4) CHILDREN
ADDRESS: IPAJA, ALIMOSHO LGA. LAGOS STATE.
GUARANTY TRUST BANK (GTB)
0234949107″.

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