Good day, and welcome to the latest Taraba State online news headlines update for today, Thursday, August 8th, 2019, on Concise News.
Three Police officers and a civilian have been killed by soldiers in Taraba State, the Nigeria Police Force has said. The Police made this known in a statement on Wednesday through its spokesman, DCP Frank Mba. Mba said that the three officers were killed while on investigative activities within the Ibi area of Taraba. He said that the officers had gone to arrest one Alhaji Hamisu who was indicted in a series of high-profile kidnap incidents in the State. Mba stated that the police operatives, led by ASP Felix Adolije of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) reportedly came under sudden attack and serious shooting by soldiers of the Nigerian Army, along Ibi – Jalingo Road, as they were taking the arrested suspect, Alhaji Hamisu to the Command Headquarters in Jalingo. The police spokesman said the operatives were shot at severally by the soldiers despite sufficient proof that they are police personnel on legitimate duty. Read more here.
The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said that the killing of three policemen and a civilian in Taraba State by soldiers was unfortunate. Concise News had reported that three policemen were killed while on investigative activities within the Ibi area of the northeast state. The police said that the officers killed had gone to arrest one Alhaji Hamisu who was indicted in a series of high-profile kidnap incidents in the State. However, reacting to the incident in a statement, the Acting Director Of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, said the troops of 93 Battalion Nigerian Army, while responding to a distressed call to rescue a kidnapped victim, exchanged fire with the suspected kidnappers along Ibi-Wukari Road in Taraba State. He added that the soldiers pursued and exchanged fire with some persons suspected to be kidnappers but it turned out they were members of an intelligence response team on a covert operation from Police Force Headquarters, Abuja. Read more here.
And that’s all for today on the round-up of the latest Taraba State online news headlines. Do enjoy the rest of your day!