Buhari orders probe into killing of policemen in Taraba

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a probe into the killing of three Police operative by troops attached to 93 battalion of the Nigerian in Ibi, Jalingo, Taraba state.
The president gave the order during a meeting with all Service Chiefs in the country.
Speaking to State House correspondent after the meeting, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar said that the council decided to set up a committee to be constituted under the Defence Headquarters to unearth the truth of the incident.
Recall that the Nigeria Police Force had Wednesday, accused some unidentified soldiers of shooting to death three police officers and a civilian along the Ibi-Jalingo Road, Taraba State when they were taking an arrested suspect, Alhaji Hamisu to the command headquarters in Jalingo.
The police spokesman said the officers were killed despite sufficient proof that they are police personnel on legitimate duty.

But in defence, the army says the police operatives were mistaken for kidnappers after they failed to stop at military checkpoints and opened fire on troops who were forced to retaliate.

A panel of inquiry has been set by the Police and Army to probe circumstances surrounding the incident.




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