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Taraba Police killing: Panel Arrests 5 Soldiers, 2 Policemen


Five soldiers and two policemen working at Ibi Police Division have been reportedly arrested by the panel investigating the killing of three policemen and a civilian on August 6 at a check point by soldiers.

Reports show that the arrested police men were taken to Abuja.

The two policemen, it was gathered, were arrested for allegedly leaking information to the suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, also known as Wadume, of plans to arrest him.

The panel also ordered the arrest of five soldiers, who were on duty at Army check point.

It was further gathered that two Army checkpoints between boundary of Wukari and Ibi local government areas have been dismantled.

Meanwhile, the corpses of three police men and the civilian have been moved from Jalingo to Abuja.

Police men loading the corpses of three dead colleagues onto an ambulance

It was further gathered that 60 people believed to be working for the suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, are now on the run.

Those on the run include the manager of Wadume’s transport business as well as those who benefited from his generosity.

A source in Ibi told our reporter that some of them were working as drivers of commercial vehicles and motorcycles belonging to suspected kidnap kingpin.

According to the source they disappeared two days after the killings of the officials.

The detectives, led by Deputy Police Commissioner (DCP) Abba Kyari, have sealed some houses belonging to the suspected kidnap kingpin in Ibi, the source said.

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