A police inspector identified as Ibrahim Mitra has been allegedly shot dead by gunmen suspected to be bandits at Bangi in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger state.
According to a friend of the deceased identified as Mustapha Ibrahim, the incident occurred on Sunday, February 16.
According to Ibrahim, the deceased was recently deployed to the area.
Ibrahim described late Mitra as “one Fine Police Officer, very professional, articulate unbiased and intelligent”
Mustapha Ibrahim wrote:
“I M IN MOURNING
Yesterday Sunday, 16, February 2020 is one day too I will hardly forget in my life. A phone call came in, I picked and the next thing I heard was Inspector Ibrahim Mitra is shot dead by bandits at Bangi. I almost drop my phone in shock.
Mitra is one Finest Police Officer that I have come very close to. Very professional, articulate unbiased and intelligent. Last week, when we spoke he told me that he was redeployed to that Bandits infested area of Bangi, all I do was to prayed to God to protect him.
Then yesterday’s news. I felt highly devastated. I felt cheated. I felt abandoned. For those of us who live in Minna and knew how he was controlling the criminals within the Tundun Wada Area will know of his professionalism.
May the soul of Inspector Ibrahim Mitra rest in peace. I m in mourning.”