Taraba Killing: Panel recommends disciplinary measures for soldiers involved


The panel set up to investigate the killing of three police men by the some soldiers along Ibi-Wukari Road in Taraba State have recommeded that that the officers from both the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force should be investigated and face necessary disciplinary measures.

The Board of Inquiry led by Rear Admiral Ibikunle Olaiya was set up by the Defence Headquarters to investigate the incident.

The seven-member panel, in a statement said, “After a thorough and painstaking investigation into the incident, the BOI submitted its report to the convening authority observing that, there were infractions and poor communication between personnel of the NPF and troops of the NA.

“It was also observed that there was non-adherence to the Standard Operating Procedure by both parties involved in the incident.

“It was also recommended that further investigation be conducted on Hamisu Bala for gunrunning and possibly kidnapping, in order to prosecute the suspect.

The officers include; Captain Tijani Balarabe, Sergeant Ibrahim Mohammed, Corporal Bartholomew Obanye, DCO Ibi Police Division, Assistant Superintendent of Police Aondoona Iorbee, and Inspector Aliyu Dadje.

Additionally, the board also recommended that the Services and other security agencies establish an Interagency Liaison Desk to include senior officers for the timely resolution of future misdemeanor.

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