On Thursday, thethe Fo Headquarters paid an emotional tribute to the three officers killed by Nigerian soldiers while on an operation in Taraba State.
The inspector and two sergeants were amongst a team of crime-busting detectives who came under fire while transporting a suspected kidnap kingpin in a police bus on Tuesday evening.
Several other officers of the police team, which was led by an assistant police superintendent, were also injured in the gunfire.
On Thursday night, the police released the names of the officers that were fatally shot by soldiers and praised their record of courageous service to the nation.
The police spokesperson, Frank Mba, named the officers as Mark Ediale, an inspector from Edo State; Usman Danzumi and Dahiru Musa, both sergeants from Taraba State. They were all of the celebrated Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
“The gallant, outstanding IRT team attacked by soldiers in Taraba State consists of some of the most disciplined, proficient and hardworking police investigators in the service of the Nation.