Buhari orders probe over killing of police officers by soldiers

Gbeleyi Abayomi

The President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Defence Headquarters to investigate the killing of three police officers and a civilian by troops of 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba.

The Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, Made this disclosure when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the National Security Council, presided by President Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the Army and Police authorities had on Wednesday constituted a Joint Investigation Panel to investigate the incident.

Sagir Musa, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, in a statement on Wednesday, said the panel would be headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation Department, Mike Ogbizi.

According to Mr Musa, the panel would jointly investigate and report on the true circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident in order to avert future occurrences.

Mr Abubakar said the council also evaluated the current internal security strategy across the country.

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