DARE devil kidnappers operating in Nasarawa and other nearby states ambushed a team of police operatives from the Intelligence Response Squad, killing one of the operatives Friday, in Nasarawa Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

SAARS: Police
SAARS: Police


The police team, which was in the area for an investigation following a kidnap case, according to Vanguard source, ran into an ambush by suspected Fulani Kidnappers who had pinned down in the bush waiting to kidnap a white foreign national that was being driven in a white company Pick Up van coming the Kidnappers way.

Vanguard gathered the Intelligence Response Team operatives engaged the kidnappers in a shootout and succeeded in foiling the kidnap and repelling the attackers in a fierce shoot-out.

It was further gathered that after the incident, one of the personnel,Tom Mohammed, a police sergent with F/No. 344862, was discovered to be missing in action. A combined team of personnel of the Intelligence Response Team and the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSAR, Nasarawa and Divisional patrol Nassarawa State combed the entire forest and eventually discovered Sergent Tom Mohammed’ lifeless bullet-ridden body in the forest.

“Arrangement is being made to remove the deceased body to the mortuary ” The foreigner and his Mopol escort also sustained minor injuries and they were treated and discharged, “the source said.

It was gathered that one of the Kidnappers was arrested alive with bullet wounds and serious efforts were in progress towards the arrest of the remaining gang members responsible for the attack and killing of the sergeant.

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