Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president has directed the Defence Headquarters to commence an immediate investigation into the killing of three police officers and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba.
Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting of the National Security Council, presided by President Buhari at the State House, Abuja on Thursday.
Recall 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, while speaking at the end of the closed-door meeting the President had with security chiefs, Air Marshal Abubakar said: “The council also decided that the unfortunate incidents in Taraba State in Ibi, a committee will be setup under the Defence Headquarters to critically look into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident.’’
“We are making substantial progress in all the areas of conflicts,’’ he said.
“All the services are using one technology or the other in order to ensure that our country is secured.
“So, security will continue to play a role and we are also looking at other areas of technology that are not currently in use to ensure that we put together all that is required to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians,’’ he added.