The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, has set up a joint panel to investigate the killing of three police officers and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba State.

Acting Director of Information Defence Headquarters, Col Onyema Nwachukwu, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday evening, said that the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, constituted the committee following a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari.


According to him, the seven-man panel to be chaired by Rear Admiral I.T. Olaiya has already commenced work.

The panel is made up of representatives of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Air Force, the Nigeria Police, Department of State Service and the Defence Intelligence Agency.

Colonel Nwachukwu said the committee has been mandated to get to the bottom of what led to the killing of the security personnel and the civilian along Ibi – Wukari Road in Taraba on Tuesday.


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