Police Killing: Panel Arrests 5 Soldiers, 2 Cops In Taraba

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Two policemen working at Ibi Police Division were said to have been arrested by the panel investigating the killing of three policemen and a civilian on August 6 at a checkpoint.

 

According to Dailytrust, the two policemen were arrested for allegedly leaking information to suspected kidnap kingpin Hamisu Wadume of plans to arrest him. The report said the arrested policemen were said to have been taken to Abuja.

 

Meanwhile, the Panel has also ordered the arrest of five soldiers, who were on duty at Army checkpoint, although the two Army checkpoints between the boundary of Wukari and Ibi local government areas have been dismantled.

 

It was gathered that the corpses of three policemen and the civilian killed during the incident have since been moved from Jalingo to Abuja.

 

About 60 people allegedly 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.

 

Dailytrsust quoted a source in Ibi as saying 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.

 

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