Posted on Wed 7 Aug 2019, 08:36 PM

The Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has ordered full investigations into the circumstances surrounding the killing of three Police operatives and one Civilian, by soldiers.

The police operatives were in Ibi , Taraba state, to arrest a certain Alhaji Hamisu, who the police say is indicted in series of high-profile kidnap incidents in the state. 

A statement signed by force public relations officer, Frank Mba, said the team, led by, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Felix Adolije, came under sudden attack by soldiers of Nigerian Army.

A Police Inspector, two sergeants and a civilian were killed in the shoot-out and the arrested kidnap suspect who was hand-cuffed, freed.

The police officers were on their way back to Jalingo, capital of Taraba state with the suspect and had gone through two military check-points and a police road block, where they identified themselves properly and their mission.

Alhaji Hamisu is said to be a notorious kidnapper who has been on Police wanted list for sometime for his suspected involvement in high profile crimes which include the kidnap of an oil magnet, where a ransom of one hundred million naira was paid.

The IGP has ordered the AIG incharge of Medicals to proceed to Jalingo to ensure the treatment of the injured Police officers. 
The remains of the deceased have been deposited in the morgue. 

The Army High Command is yet to make an official statement on the huge allegation but there are speculations that the Army may have attacked the police officers with the excuse of thinking they are kidnappers. 

How this dust will settle cannot be predicted easily  but it may lead to finding out why suspected criminals seem to be evasive with super human abilities.

 

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