Following the death of some men of the Intelligence Response Team who were allegedly killed by soldiers, more information has been revealed about the team.
According to a report, the team were responsible for the rescue of the District head of Daura, Musa Umar in Kano State and arrested 13 suspects involved in his abduction in Daura, Katsina State.
Recall that Naija News had earlier reported that the IRT team led by ASP Felix Adolije were shot dead while taking a kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu, to the Command Headquarters in Jalingo.
The spokesperson of the force, Frank Mba, in a statement revealed that one Inspector, two Sergeants and a civilian died from gunshot injuries.
However, the Army in its reaction said the killing was done in error and an investigation has been launched into the happening.
A Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, informed Punch that the team that was killed was one of the best and most highly trained IRT teams in the country.
He revealed that the members were part of the teams responsible for the arrest of the notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans.
The DCP also stated that the team were involved in the arrest of 22 Boko Haram terrorists who kidnapped over 200 Chibok schoolgirls in Borno State in 2014.
Kyari stated, “They similarly participated in the arrest of Umar Abdulmalik, overall Boko Haram Commander Of North Central, Nigeria and several of his group members.”
“They arrested the kidnappers of two American and two Canadian citizens in Kaduna State and most recently, they took part in the rescue of Magajin Garin Daura in Kano State during which 13 suspects who carried out the abduction were arrested in Kano.”
The DCP condemned the alleged release of Hamisu by the soldiers who attacked the IRT team, describing the incident as sad.