FLASH: Inquiry Recommends Disciplinary Action Against Military Officer, Soldiers, Police Over Taraba Killings

The Board of Inquiry set up by the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari has recommended sanctions for five personnel of the Nigerian Army and the police over the killing of three policemen and one civilian in Ibi, Taraba State, on August 6.

The board, in a statement by the DHQ on Tuesday, identified the officers to face disciplinary sanctions to include; Captain Tijani Balarabe, Sergeant Ibrahim Mohammed, Corporal Bartholomew Obanye of the Ibi Police Division, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Aondoona Iorbee, and Inspector Aliyu Dadje.

The panel said the officers must be taken through “necessary disciplinary measures.”

It was also recommended that further investigation be conducted on Hamisu Bala, the Taraba kidnap kingpin, for gunrunning.

The type type of disciplinary action was not stated.

Details later…

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