CONTROVERSY OVER DELAY IN THE RELEASE OF DHQ PANEL’S REPORT ON TARABA KILLINGS

Without any formal extension of its time frame, the panel set up by the Defence Headquarters and headed by Rear Admiral Ibikunle Olaiya to investigate the killing of three police officers that were on a special operation to arrest a notorious kidnapper, Alhaji Bala Hamisu in Taraba State by soldiers, has missed its deadline about two times. Naturally, this has begun to generate concern about alleged deliberate attempts to manipulate things given the tension the development generated and the attendant impression it created about the extent of corruption that might…

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TARABA POLICE KILLINGS: DEFENCE HQ CONSTITUTES JOINT INVESTIGATIVE PANEL INVOLVING ALL SECURITY AGENCIES

The Defence Headquarters has constituted a seven-man joint investigation panel to unravel the circumstances that led to the killing of three policemen and a civilian by troops of the Nigerian Army in Taraba. The Acting Director of Defence Information, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Nwachukwu said the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, constituted the panel on Friday in compliance with the presidential directive issued by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said that the panel which was headed by Rear Adm. I.T Olaiya,…

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