Operatives of the Inspector- General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT), nationwide, have been plunged into mourning, following the murder of one of their colleagues, Inspector Mohammed Hassan, on Saturday.
Hassan was said to have been killed about 3p.m. on Saturday during an ambush attack on IRT team by suspected kidnappers at Giwa area of Kaduna State. The inspector, with Force Number 228061, was said to be the only operative killed in the attack, while his colleagues escaped death by a whisker.
operatives, however, repelled their attackers and killed three in the
process. According to a police source, the remains of the inspector had
been deposited at Barau Dikko General Hospital, Kaduna State. The family
of the deceased was contacted and Hassan was buried yesterday in Kaduna
State, according to Islamic rites. One his colleagues said: “Hassan
remains a hero for ever as he died in the line of duty, fighting for his
country. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.”