Police Sergeant Sanusi Lanre, a member of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) shot by kidnappers in Delta State on Wednesday, has died. This was announced in a statement by Mr. Abba Kyari, head of the IRT. The statement described the deceased as one of the best tracking officers on the team. He was shot in a gun battle with the abductors of the four British citizens in Delta State on Wednesday and died at noon on Friday, following a surgery conducted to extract the bullet in his stomach and rectify the damage it had caused.
Mr. Kyari also disclosed that the kidnapper who shot him was also killed, while two of his colleagues had been arrested earlier. "We pray that our gallant officer, who died in the line of duty will rest in peace. May almighty God give his family the fortitude to bear the loss, Ameen," wrote Mr.Kyari.