Sergeant Felix Igbasan, a police officer attached to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Special Intelligence Response Team, was killed in the line of duty on Monday, November 13th, 2016.
Sergeant Igbasan gave up the ghost at about 4A.M at Maitama General Hospital, Abuja, where he was reportedly rushed to after sustaining several bullet wounds during a fierce gun duel with a notorious gang of robbers.
Led by one Gabriel Alfa, the gand were said to have robbed a senior immigration officer in Abuja. They were however, arrested and four AK47 rifles recovered.
Late Sergeant Igbasan, who was described as very brave and as the most reliable officer in the team, was before his transfer, 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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