Taraba: Defence top hierarchy to probe panel on killing of cops

Police operatives killed, from left: Inspector Mark Ediale, Sgt. Usman DanAzumi and Sgt. Dahiru Musa

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters, Abuja, Friday has set up a high-powered probe panel to investigation cold-blooded murder of three police operatives by soldiers in Ibi, Taraba State.

In a statement emailed to Apex News from Defence spokesman, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, it said the probe panel as in compliance with the directive by  President Muhammadu Buhari, to the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin.

As such, the defence top man has constituted a 7-man Joint Investigation Panel to unravel the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police allegedly resulting in the killing of three personnel of the Nigeria Police and a civilian along Ibi– Wukari road.

The statement said the panel is headed by Rear Admiral I.T. Olaiya and has a representative each from the Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force, the Nigeria Police, Department of State Service and the Defence Intelligence Agency. The Joint Committee has commenced work.

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