Three Policemen Killed by Nigerian Soldiers, Kidnap Kingpin Set Free — Force spokesman
The Nigeria police Force through its spokesman, DCP Frank Mba has said that soldiers killed three officers of the Force and a civilian in Taraba State.
Several other officers were also injured during the attack.
Mba disclosed that one inspector, two sergeants and a civilian died as a result of gunshot injuries sustained during the attack by the soldiers.
The police spokesman said the operatives were shot at severally by the soldiers despite sufficient proof that they are police personnel on legitimate duty.
“Three Policemen (comprising one Inspector and two Sergeants) and one civilian died as a result of gunshot injuries sustained in the attack while others sustained serious gunshot wounds. The soldiers thereafter released the handcuffed suspect, Alhaji Hamisu, who is now on the run,” Mba said.
The statement disclosed that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had ordered the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Medicals to proceed to Jalingo to ensure the treatment of the injured officers, adding that the remains of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue.
Speaking further, Mba said that the police had begun investigation into the incident.