The House of Representatives has honoured the Commander of the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari, and his team, for exemplary courage and patriotism in tackling high profile crimes in the country.
At a special session on Thursday, the lawmakers paid glowing tributes to the Kyari team and enjoined other security agents to emulate its exemplary performance.
Among others, the team nabbed billionaire kidnapper, Evans, killed notorious kidnapper, ‘Vampire’ and arrested suspected killers of former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, in 2018.
DCP Kyari appreciated the honour done him and his team while advocating improved funding for security agencies to aid the fight against crimes and criminality.
Recall that the House took the resolution to honour DCP Kyari on Monday June 8th 2020, based on a motion of urgent public importance brought by Rep. Ahmad Usman Jaha, from Borno, said the resolve to recognize the young police officer was based on his extraordinary courage and patriotism in tackling high profile crimes.
The House Speaker, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila while supporting the motion had said it is in line with the 9th Assembly’s legislative agenda of encouraging outstanding Nigerians who excel in their chosen fields of endeavour.
He said: “When I read the profile of that young man and the exploits he has made as a young police officer, I was impressed, and I think it’s only natural that we, in line with our legislative agenda and the practice of this Assembly invite DCP Abba Kyari to be at the session on Wednesday, to formally receive legislative commendation from the House of Nigerians”.
Jaha’s motion had noted that DCP Kyari was among the few successful young officers of the Nigerian Police as Officer Cadet.
“The young officer served in several states of the federation, including Adamawa in the North East and Lagos in the south West. The gallant officer and his team recorded several successes in combating organized crime in Nigeria which included – Arrest of the notorious kidnapper known as Evans in Lagos and the capture of the deadly kidnapper White VAMPIRE in Owerri, Imo state; arrest of the killer of the former Chief of Defense staff, Alex Badeh; arrest of several Boko-Haram Commander’s including bomb makers and those responsible for the kidnap of the famous Chibok girls.”
“Arrest of the deadly Offa Bank robbers that invaded Offa town in Kwara and robbed five different commercial banks and murdered over 31 innocent Nigerians including a pregnant woman, making it the deadliest bank robbery in country.”
“Arrest of the syndicate of kidnappers, armed bandits and their sponsors in Zamfara state after the gang kidnapped twin sisters before their wedding; arrest of Osama and gang of deadly armed robbers and murderers who escaped from lawful custody in Kogi state.”
“Successfully neutralized and arrested over 70 different gang members who specialize in armed robbery, kidnapping, gruesome ritual killers, pipeline vandals, terrorists, illegal armed dealers, cattle rustlers, bandits and sophisticated highway robbers”, Jaha noted.
He further observed that “the gallant officer was a recipient of grand awards and commendation for his patriotism, gallantry and leadership including honours such as:
“The lGP medal for courage 2012, 2013, 2013, and 2014. Lagos state Governor’s award for gallantry, leadership and service excellence 2011, 2012 and 2013; Africa’s best detective of the year award 2018.”
“Best Police of the decade award 2018; Hero of the year award by Silver bird group; Presidential medal for courage from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 and several other awards and medals.”
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