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Nigerian Soldiers kill 3 policemen, releases notorious kidnap kingpin in police custody

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu

The Nigeria Police has accused soldiers of the Nigerian Army of killing three of its personnel on Wednesday in Taraba State.

The police in a statement allege that the soldiers attacked its personnel attached to the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) along Ibi-Jalingo Road after they successfully apprehended a suspected kidnap kingpin identified as “Alhaji Hamisu” in the special operation.

According to Frank Mba, the spokesman for the Nigeria Police, the special police force led by Felix Adolije (an Assistant Police Superintendent) “came under sudden attack and serious shooting by soldiers of the Nigerian Army.” 

Mr. Mba noted that the officers were conveying the suspect to the Police Headquarter in Jalingo, the State Capital, when the soldiers opened fire despite knowing that they were operatives of the Nigeria Police on duty.

The police spokesman further noted that a civilian, an inspector and two sergeants were killed in the gruesome attack.

“The soldiers thereafter released the handcuffed suspect, Alhaji Hamisu, who is now on the run,” Mba said in a statement this evening in Abuja.

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