KILLING: POLICE LAUNCH FULL INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED KILLING OF OFFICERS BY NIGERIAN SOLDIERS; ARMY BLAMES POOR COLLABORATION FOR “UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT”
The Nigerian police force has commenced full scale investigation into the alleged shooting and killing if his officers by some soldiers in Taraba state.
The police men were among the team drafted to arrest an alleged kidnap kingpin who had been on their wanted list for a very long time due to his complicity in some high profile kidnap cases in and around the state.
The police men were successful in the operation as they promptly arrested and handcuffed the suspect, but were attacked on their way to the station by a group of soldiers who shot dead three of the officers and one civilian while inflicting injury on others.
The suspect, one Alhaji Hamish was then set free by the soldiers.
This suspect has also been linked to the kidnap of an oil merchant in the state wherein the sum of 100 million naira was paid as ransom for his release.
The police Inspector General, M. Adamu has equally ordered AIG medicals to proceed to Jalingo according to a statement by the police to the injured policemen receive adequate treatment at the hospital.
The statement also has it that the remains of the deceased have been deposited at the mortuary.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has described the incident as “quite unfortunate and could have been avoided through proper coordination and liaison as the Nigerian Police Force are partners in the fight against crimes such as kidnapping amongst myriads of other internal security threats confronting our nation of which the Nigerian Police is the lead Agency.”