Police engage killers of British hostage in gunfight, 1 killed, others arrested

Operatives of the inspector general of police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested two militants suspected to be involved in the kidnap and killing of British hostages. 

Ian Squire and other British missionaries providing free healthcare to Niger Delta people were kidnapped. 

While Squire was killed, David Donovan, his wife, Shirley and Alanna Carson, were freed on November 6, after an undisclosed amount was paid to the militant as ransom, having spent 24 days in captivity.

Vanguard reports that Sergent Sanusi Lanre and Sergent Agunbiade Adebayo, two IRT members, sustained bullet wounds during the exchange of gunfire that took place in an apartment at Sapele area of Delta state. 

It was reported that two members of the group were trailed by the IRT operatives to Warri area of Delta state, where they were eventually arrested. The two suspects confessed to being members of the Karowei militant group and volunteered to take police officer to their hideouts. 

However, the militants sighted the IRT operatives first and one of them opened fire. He was however killed and his weapon recovered. The operatives who sustained injures were rushed to Delta State University Teaching Hospital, (DESUTH) Oghara, Delta state, where Sgt Sanusi Lanre underwent surgery. 
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