Posted on Sun 11 Aug 2019, 11:31 AM

The bodies of the policemen who were killed by soldiers in Taraba state in the line of duty arrived Abuja in the early hours of this Sunday morning. 

The victims identified by police authorities as Inspector Mark Ediale, Sgt. Usman Danzumi, Sgt. Dahiru Musa, were part of a team that arrested a kingpin who specializes in kidnapping high profile persons for huge ransom, and were on their way to Jalingo, when they were attacked and killed by soldiers.

An ambulance conveyed their remains to Garki General hospital where they have been kept in the mortuary. It is not certain when the bodies will be buried. 

An investigation is already underway to determine the circumstances which resulted in their deaths 

Since this incident occurred, the Nigerian army has come under intense public criticism and the focus has again shifted to the relationship between the military and the Nigerian police force.

On Friday, Defence Headquarters constituted a 7-man panel of investigation which began work immediately for the purpose of digging up any information on why and how the officers were kiiled.

Another team set up by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, arrived Taraba on Thursday and are also working to unraveling the circumstance in which the soldiers took such action that led to the death of the officers described as a very efficient and well trained operatives.

 

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