Taraba killings: Policeman arrested in Bauchi for revenge threat


The Yobe State police command has arrested an officer identified as Sunday Japhet for threatening reprisal attacks against the army for killing his colleagues.

The news of the arrest was confirmed by the state Commissioner of Police Sunmonu Abdulmaliki.

In a series of Facebook posts uploaded by the officer, he condemned the recent murder of three policemen by soldiers in Taraba, and called for revenge.

Japhet posted: “The activities of illiterate so-called army (soldiers) of a country Nigeria is out of hand…we have to just make a revenge mission.

“We are not ready to listen to our officers saying ‘calm down’ while so-called army officers are defending their boys. Those guys can’t just be killed leaving their families to suffer like that,” he added.

In other posts, Japhet also took a swipe at the federal government and complained about being owed salaries.

Last week, three police officers and a civilian were killed when soldiers opened fire on a bus the police were using to transport a suspected kidnap kingpin. The army said the soldiers mistook the policemen for kidnappers.

President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a panel to investigate the incident.

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