Army takes drastic action on the murder of three policemen by soldiers

Following the ugly development that led to the killing of three policemen on duty by Soldiers of the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Army has now taking more proactive measures to deal with the issue, having been publicly rebuked by the Nigerian Police for the press statement the NA released concerning the matter.

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three policemen killed by soldiers
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Following the ugly development that led to the killing of three policemen on duty by Soldiers of the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Army has now taking more proactive measures to deal with the issue, having been publicly rebuked by the Nigerian Police for the press statement the NA released concerning the matter.

The Defence Headquarters in Nigeria has set up a joint committee to investigate the killing of three police officers by some soldiers in Wukari, Taraba State.

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The incident has led to an altercation between the police and the Nigerian Army despite claims by the military that its troops mistook the police for kidnappers. Acting Director of Information DHQ, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, announced that the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, constituted the committee following the directive of President Buhari.

In a statement released on Friday, August 9th, Nwachukwu said the committee would be made up of seven officers and they are to commence work to unravel what led to the incident.

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The committee, which would be headed by Rear Admiral I.T. Olaiya, has representatives of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Air Force, the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services and the Defence Intelligence Agency.

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