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Nigerians on social media are now
being very eager, and anxiously waiting to hear the findings of what exactly
transpired that led to the killing of three officers attached to Intelligence
Response Team (IRT) in ibi, in Taraba state.

The three officers, inspector mark
Ediale, Sergeant Dan Azumi, Dahiru Musa and a Civilian was said to have been
killed in a mysterious way under questionable circumstances coming with a manner that led to the release of the said kingpin kidnapper popularly known as
Alhaji  Bala Hamisu Wadume.



In response to what transpired,  the Nigeria Army in its statement said the
team of police in a white bus “refuse to stop when they were halted by troop at
three consecutive checkpoints” prompting the Army to suspect them as
kidnappers.

It said the flagrant refusal of
the suspected kidnappers to stop at the three checkpoints prompted a hot the pursuit of the fleeing suspects by the troops,” army’s spokesman Sagir Musa
said.

“It
was in this process that the suspected kidnappers who were obviously armed
opened fire at the troops sporadically thus prompting them to return fire,”
Musa alleged.

But
the Force public relation officer; Dcp Frank Mba said it is “not true” that the
policemen failed to identify themselves as alleged by the army. He said a video
“now-viral” explains that the “voice of one of the soldiers was heard loudly
proclaiming that the Policemen were from the Force Headquarters, Abuja speaks
volume.”

 Mba insisted that all necessary quarters were
aware of the operation
He
said detectives from Taraba state police command’s criminal investigative
Department was part of the operation.

The
Army statement Prompted  the police to
demand the kidnap suspect (Hamisu Wadume) arrested by the police team wondering
how possible could it be after restraining a suspect with handcuffs and its
possibility to escape without anyone rescuing such a person! 
Mba
then submitted that the action of the soldiers before and after the killing of
its men were suspicious.

This development was
what prompted the chief of Defense Staff, Gen Abayomi Olonisakin to set up an
investigative panel to investigate the killing of the three policemen and a
civilian attached to the intelligence response team.

 Although the police intelligence response team
(IRT) had since rearrested Hamisu Wadume in Hotoro in Kano state where he was
said to have made a sterling revelation where he was quoted in Hausa as saying
“my name is Hamisu Bala Wadume”, the police came and arrested me, the army
chased after them and opened fire, from there they the (Soldiers) took me to
their headquarters and cut off my handcuffs and released me. I went back to my
house, but the police came and re-arrest me”

Sources
told urban express news online that the panel had concluded its work after
sitting for three days at the Defense Intelligence Agency, Abuja during which
it grilled Army officers, soldiers and the suspected kingpin kidnapper Hamisu
Wadume but wondered why the panel headed by Rear Admiral Ibikunle Olaiya is yet
to present its report to the public
Nigerians are in high expectation,
willing to know the outcome of the findings of the panel that did the
investigation as many followers on urban express news online fan-page via
facebook handle are wondering what is taking the panel so long in making the
report public.
Mr Biodun Toku, one of Urban
Express News-online facebook followers believe there is the need to reveal
those behind the killing in other to serve as deterrents to others who are in
the behaviour of being a trigger happy cop.
“We should be transparent as
possible in other to restore hope, trust and confidence in the heart of some of
us”
Another Urban Express-News Addict,
simply identified as Oluokun said there is the need for Nigerians to know the outcome of this horrendous killing if we are truly serious as a nation, many
nation’s of the world are watching us and making the outcome secret is making
mockery of the whole process and dampening the morals of some committed
officers that meant well for this country, he submitted.
Another respondent known Lydia Olayiwola
want federal government not to only making those culpable face justices, she
appealed to Nigeria federal government to support the families of the slain
cops, adding that it is the only thing that will encourage those in the
intelligence response team who had been tackling headlong the persistence
challenges of kidnappers in the country 

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