A gallant police officer attached to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Sergeant Felix Igbasan, was killed in the line of duty on Monday, November 13th.
Sgt. Igbasan died at about 4:00am at Maitama General Hospital, Abuja, where he was rushed to after sustaining multiple bullet wounds during a fierce gun duel with an eight-man notorious armed robbery gang.
The gang, led by one Gabriel Alfa, were said to have robbed a senior immigration officer in Abuja. They have been arrested and four AK47 rifles recovered.
Late Igbasan, who was described as the bravest and most reliable officer in the team was before his transfer to Abuja, a member of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos.
In a Facebook post, the Officer-in-Charge of the SIRT unit, Abba Kyari wrote:
“Very Sad Day for IRT. We lost one of the Bravest and Most Reliable Personnel of the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) Today.
Sgt Felix Igbasan who died 4am Today 13/11/16, Sustained Multiple Bullet Wounds during Fierce Gun Battle with Deadly Armed Robbers in Abuja.
Though we Arrested 8 of the Armed Robbers and Recovered 4 AK47 Rifles, we lost one of our best”
He will be laid to rest on November 24th, in his hometown, Okitipupa, Ondo State.
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