Army Arrests The Captain Who Ordered GunFire. The captain who ordered the killing of three Police officers transporting a kidnap suspect in Taraba state have been arrested . The captain was arrested by the Army on Sunday, August 11, night after he was invited by the panel set up to investigate the incident for questioning
A source said the captain ordered the soldiers to shot at the bus conveying Wadume with an instruction that no police officer in the vehicle escapes while the kidnap suspect is freed The Nigerian Army officer who gave the order for the killing of three Police officers and a civilian who were transporting a kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala Wadume, have been arrested.
“Without any verification or inquiries, the Army captain ordered his men along the highway to ambush the policemen. Thus, as the team was moving along Ibi-Jalingo road, they came under the hail of bullets from soldiers, which led to the vehicle conveying the policemen somersaulting.”
“Thereafter, two policemen and one civilian agent were shot dead by the soldiers at close range. The policemen were shot despite presenting their police identification cards, and also adorning police jackets,” the source said.
According to him, all the IRT Police team were alive when the vehicle somersaulted. He said that two operatives, Inspector Mark Idiale and Inspector Abah Mathias, had serious bullet wounds and are currently receiving treatment at the General Hospital Wukari in Taraba state.
“It is believed that Wadume and other members of his gang escaped with him to a location outside Ibi Town.” “One AK47 rifle and two pistols belonging to the late police officers were carted away by the gang members of Wadume who came to the scene with the soldiers, while two of the police AK47 rifles are with the soldiers as admitted by one of their personnel at the scene,’’ the source said.