The Nigeria Police Force has on Thursday revealed the identities of the three policemen killed by soldiers in Taraba state.
Three policemen and a civilian were shot dead by soldiers along the Ibi-Jalingo Road, Taraba State, on Saturday, in an incident that the Nigerians Army said was a case of mistaken identities. Read previous report here.
The Nigerian Army said the policemen and the civilian were mistaken for kidnappers — a claim that the Nigerian Police Force has rejected.
In response to the incident, President Muhammadu Buhari has since constituted a panel of inquiry on the matter.
To honour the officers, the police also listed some of the achievements of the undercover policemen.
The police credited them with the arrest of Nigeria’s most notorious kidnap kingpin, Evans, the arrest of twenty Boko Haram terrorists responsible for the 2014 kidnapping of the Chibok School Girls in Borno State, the arrest of UMAR Abdulmalik, the overall Boko Haram Commander of North Central Nigeria and several of his group members.
Police also said the slain men were involved in the arrest of the kidnappers of two American and two Canadian citizens in Kaduna State.
“And most recently, the rescue of Magajin Garin Daura in Kano State and arrest of the thirteen terrorists responsible for the kidnapping of the Magajin Garin Daura in his home town Daura, Katsina State on 1 May 2019, among many other outstanding feats”.
The Inspector General of Police, M.A. Adamu has sent condolences to the families, friends and professional colleagues of the fallen heroes, reassuring them that their death will not be in vain.
The IGP equally called for calm among Nigerians as efforts are in top gear to unravel the mystery surrounding their death.
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